(DODGE CITY, Kan.)
The doors that opened for hundreds of anxious gamblers on Tuesday have allowed a different door to open for many more.
"I pretty much decided right off the bat that this is what I wanted to do, I needed a change," explains Bonnie Simmons.
She is one of nearly 300 people already hired to staff the new Boot Hill Casino and Resort, a job she never imagined she'd be doing.
'Never dreamt it, never. I think if you ask a lot of people that's the reaction you would get because who ever thought Dodge City would get a casino."
Shock echoing from her office to offices of local business owners. "Independent businesses like mine are kind of a dying breed and so it's really good to have a new influx of people who are working and living in Dodge City. So, it's all good," said Kathleen Simmons, Owner of the Shoe Fetish.