The amendments were designed to attract the 33 votes required to enact the legislation that will govern the casino gambling authorized by Nebraska voters in November.
Cost for the development at the Lincoln Race Course has grown to $220 million, and construction is expected to take 18-24 months. They are waiting for legislative approval of a process to get a gaming license.
Speaker of the Legislature Mike Hilgers of Lincoln argued that the provision endangered the ability of senators to create a regulatory structure to implement the casino gambling initiative.
To Mike Anger in Midland, Michigan, a $100 round-trip airline flight and $260 for five nights at a Las Vegas hotel made it too easy to say yes.
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The bill would implement the advent of casino gambling in the state and provide a new source of revenue for property tax relief.
Lamar Odom has heaped praise on Kobe Bryant, revealing he turned to his former teammate in his time of need.
The Columbus Event Center was told to vacate its space in March to make room for a new development, which could be a casino.
The City Council Monday approved zoning changes to the WarHorse Casino site near U.S. 77 and West Denton Road with an amendment requiring parking for semis whose drivers want to patronize the casino.
An Iowa company was chosen to develop the operation at Fonner Park, which will have 650 slot machines, 20 table games and a 116-room hotel.
Lincoln's Pat Blankenfeld celebrated a recent birthday by winning $200,000 — the top prize — in the Nebraska Lottery's White Ice/Black Ice scratch-off game.
Nebraska State Racing commissioners on Wednesday approved the track's request to change the race date to May 19. Previously, the track planned to run horses in July.
No formal plans have been announced, but in light of the passage of casino gambling at Nebraska tracks, Fonner Park's CEO strongly suspects Kearney will seek to host races.
The idea drew strong criticism from gambling opponents and was met with skepticism from some lawmakers who questioned whether expanding the game beyond its current paper-only form would make a difference.
The governor's objections, expressed in his weekly column, appeared to set the stage for potential vetoes.
Projected estimates of $455 million of gambling activity by fiscal 2022-23 are unrealistic, said Brendan Bussmann, partner and director of government affairs at Global Market Advisors.
Voter-approved constitutional amendment expected to generate $455 million of casino gambling activity by fiscal 2022-23.
The measure was introduced by Sen. Ray Aguilar of Grand Island, whose district includes a horse track at Fonner Park that's expected to become a casino and the Nebraska State Fair.
The Nebraska Legislature will consider measures that allow sportsbooks at the "racinos," or casinos at racetracks, recently approved by Nebraska voters.
Legislation to regulate casinos and limit sports betting advanced Monday in the Legislature, as did a bill that would allow bars and restaurants to continue selling mixed drinks and cocktails to go.
Once built, WarHorse will provide a new attraction, encouraging out-of-towners to linger longer in Lincoln when they come to town for Husker football or basketball games or big shows at Pinnacle Bank Arena, officials said.
Fonner Park kicked off its 68th season of thoroughbred racing on Friday with indoor seating capped at 75% of capacity.