PUEBLO, Colo. (June 20, 2016)-American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) announced today that all 2017 Bordertown events will be ABBI sanctioned. ABBI members will now have the option of having their registered animals event earnings and points earned at Bordertown count toward the year-end standings and ABBI World Finals qualification. With an estimated $1.6 million payout at these events, there is the potential for many bucking bulls to earn a coveted spot at the ABBI Finals.
“Bordertown is the perfect facility for events,” stated ABBI Executive Director Jay Daugherty. “It has a permanent indoor arena, ideally suited for bucking bulls, as well as a professional team in place well-versed in producing bucking bull events.”
“Bordertown Casino and Arena will be in an exclusive partnership with ABBI in 2017,” said Rick Smith, General Manager of all Gaming Operations for the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, Indigo Sky/Bordertown/Outpost. “We will still have 100% payback like we have always done, as well as added money. We will have our same staff in place that can handle all of the stock contractors’ needs, including hotel accommodations.”
Contractors may pay an extra $50 (which Bordertown will send to ABBI) if they’d like their animal’s earnings/points to count toward ABBI standings. Not only do earnings/points qualify animals for Las Vegas, they also are the deciding factor in who takes home the valuable regular season year-end prizes and money. There will be an estimated 40 events sanctioned at Bordertown.
“Being able to add this many more events to our schedule is of great benefit to our members. It’s location (on the border of Missouri and Oklahoma) is ideal and, with these events at Bordertown paying out an estimated $1.6 million, it will make it much easier for many of our members to compete and qualify for World Finals,” said Daugherty. “Our members enjoy bucking bulls at Bordertown, so it only make sense to provide a path for them to qualify for Finals and move-up in our standings through these events.”