All Six Nebraska Racetracks To Seek Casinos After Commission’s Initial Rules Approval – Horse Racing News

All Six Nebraska Racetracks To Seek Casinos After Commission’s Initial Rules Approval – Horse Racing News

This Friday, the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission voted to approve rules for casinos at the state’s horse racing tracks, according to the Lincoln Journal-Star. The rules must be signed off on by the state attorney general and governor, then will go to the Secretary of State before becoming effective.

“This is kind of a very historic moment today in the history of Nebraska racing,” Dennis Lee, chairman of the Nebraska commission, said at Friday’s meeting.

The Journal-Star reports that all six of the state’s racetracks—located in Lincoln, Omaha, South Sioux City, Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings—will seek to add casinos.

Nebraskan voters first approved a constitutional amendment allowing casinos at the racetracks in November of 2020. No decision has been made about sports betting in the state.

Read more at the Lincoln Journal-Star.