Nebraska Horse Tracks Have Announced Plans Of Adding Casinos

  • All six licensed horse tracks in Nebraska have announced plans to add horse tracks in the near future.
  • Companies will have to shell out $1 million for a Nebraska Casino License.

LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission has recently announced that companies that want to open a casino, will have to spend $1 million to obtain a casino license. This is critical news, as all six licensed Nebraska Horse tracks desire to open a casino.

The Nebraska Gaming Commission hired Gaming Labs International to help establish the rules that all Nebraska casinos must follow. All Nebraska casinos are expected to be smoke-free, and also gun free. Other than licensed security guards and law enforcement officers, no one will be allowed to carry firearms.

The $1 million fee that companies will have to pay, will be required to be paid upfront, and will secure the company a casino license for the next 20 years. These stipulations were included in the petition that circulated around before the November 2020 vote to authorize casino gambling at the state's licensed horse tracks.

Licensed Nebraska Horse Tracks Expected To Add Casinos

  • Lincoln Race Course, Lincoln
  • Horsemen's Park Simulcasting Facility, Omaha
  • Atokad Downs, South Sioux City
  • Harrah's Casino And Racetrack, Columbus
  • Fonner Park, Grand Island
  • Hastings Exposition & Racing, Hastings

Lincoln Race Course in particular is in the works of a $220 million dollar plan that would include more than 1,200 gaming stations like slots with a 196 room hotel.