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Nebraska senator targets ‘skill games’ for taxation, additional property tax relief

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska Examiner) - "Win Big Money" and "Win $15000 Today" read the signs at a small outlet at a strip mall in Kearney, Nebraska. One wall of the mostly barren shop is lined with video machines that are a dead ringer for slot machines that are now being played at Nebraska's first legal casinos in Lincoln and Grand Island. This…
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Nebraska senator targets ‘skill games’ for taxation, additional property tax relief
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Nebraska senator targets 'skill games' for taxation, additional property tax relief

LINCOLN - "Win Big Money" and "Win $15000 Today" read the signs at a small outlet at a strip mall in Kearney, Nebraska. One wall of the mostly barren shop is lined with video machines that are a dead ringer for slot machines that are now being played at Nebraska's first legal casinos in Lincoln and Grand Island. This Kearney spot is not a gambling…
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Nebraska senator targets 'skill games' for taxation, additional property tax relief
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Nebraska’s newest casino in Grand Island sees early success

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- #casinos generate more than $2.8m in tax revenue in 2022 Nebraska received $2.7m in gaming tax revenue from Lincoln’s Warhorse Casino since its opening on September 24.

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Nebraska received $2.7m in gaming tax revenue from Lincoln’s Warhorse Casino since its opening on September 24.
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Nebraska: Elite files for Fonner Park casino project license; temporary venue expected by late 2022

The company planning to build a casino at Grand Island's Fonner Park filed for a gaming license on Tuesday, June 28. If approved by the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission, it could mean a temporary casino at the site by the end of this year. In a press release, Elite Casino Resorts announced that they applied for the license under the name Grand…
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Nebraska: Elite files for Fonner Park casino project license; temporary venue expected by late 2022
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Casino rules set to come out next week; vote set for Dec. 17

A year after Nebraska voters approved casino gambling at the state's horse racing tracks, there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the tracks hoping to get gaming licenses. Tom Sage, executive director of the Nebraska Racing & Gaming Commission, said Wednesday that a final draft of casino regulations is set to be released Nov. 12. Sage…
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Casino rules set to come out next week; vote set for Dec. 17
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WarHorse Gaming files applications for casinos in Lincoln and Omaha

That was the sentiment expressed by Dennis Lee, chairman of the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission, which on Thursday approved the fee structure for gaming licenses, the final step necessary to allow prospective casino operators to file applications. And at least one casino operator wasted no time in getting started. WarHorse Gaming, an entity…
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WarHorse Gaming files applications for casinos in Lincoln and Omaha
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Omaha casino eyes summer groundbreaking

OMAHA -- If all goes as planned, gamblers could hit the jackpot as soon as next spring in Omaha. WarHorse Gaming - a subsidiary of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska - intends to break ground this summer on what it calls a "dynamic casino, racing and entertainment complex" at the current site of…
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Cedar Rapids' chance for a casino will be blocked by surprise amendment to gambling bill

Cedar Rapids' latest attempt to add a downtown casino encountered an unexpected problem on Monday, when the Iowa Legislature approved a bill with an amendment that prohibits the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) from issuing any new casino licenses before June 30, 2024. "This is incredibly unfair," Cedar Rapids Democrat Rep. Kirsten…
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Cedar Rapids' chance for a casino will be blocked by surprise amendment to gambling bill
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Ricketts signs off on Nebraska casino rules but first bets are still months away

LINCOLN -- Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed off on rules to allow casino gaming in Nebraska, but residents are still a ways off from feeding slot machines. The regulations approved this week and set to go into effect Monday open the window for potential casino operators to apply for licenses some 18 months after voters approved expanded gambling at…
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Ricketts signs off on Nebraska casino rules but first bets are still months away
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Nebraska Governor Signs Bill for New Casino Regulations

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has opened the door to casino gaming in the state. He signed new rules into law on Wednesday, but it will take some time before casinos can actually open for business. The regulations will come into effect from Monday next week, moving the state one step closer to casino operators applying for licenses. fee structure…
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Nebraska Bill Paves Way for Casinos at Horse Racetracks

A bill in Nebraska that would allow for casinos at the state's six horse racetracks is making progress. The Nebraska Legislature's General Affairs Committee advanced Legislative Bill 876 on Tuesday following a 7-0 vote. It will now go to the full legislature for a debate. would block the development of casinos in other areas of the state The…
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Could Iowa Be On The Radar For Online Casino Legislation This Year?

Iowa galloped across the finish line in August 2019 as one of the first states to launch legal online sportsbooks. Since then, the Hawkeye State slowed to a trot on any further gambling expansion. However, Iowa may emerge in 2022 as a dark horse candidate to legalize online gambling, or at least advance the conversation about it. One factor that…
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Could Iowa Be On The Radar For Online Casino Legislation This Year?
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OTHER VOICES: Nebraska has sensible rules for its casinos, new racetracks

Casino gambling in Nebraska took a giant step forward earlier this month when the state Racing and Gaming commission unanimously voted to approve rules for casinos at the state's horse racetracks. It took the commission and its staff more than a year to create the 67 pages of rules and regulations that are the historic first step toward the…
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OTHER VOICES: Nebraska has sensible rules for its casinos, new racetracks
The Columbus Telegram

Significant step made toward Columbus casino

The planned $75 million project for a Caesar's horse track and casino in Columbus took a major step forward on Friday. At a hearing of the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission, commission members voted 6-0 in favor of the rules presented that allow casino gambling at Nebraska race tracks. The package now heads to Attorney General Doug Peterson and…
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Estimates on Nebraska casino revenue 'are all over the place'

New industry estimates show that casino gambling could give Nebraskans significantly more property tax relief than advocates touted during last year's successful campaign to legalize expanded gambling. One source put the amount at about $63 million annually from casinos planned at the state's six existing horse tracks. Another projects it at closer…
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Nebraska to issue final draft of casino rules on Friday, vote set for Dec. 17

The Nebraska Racing & Gaming Commission took into account suggestions from the public and industry in the regulations for casino gambling at the state's horse racing tracks. A public hearing on the proposed rules will also be held at the December 17 meeting. All six horse tracks in Nebraska have announced plans to build casinos; proposals have been…
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Nebraska to issue final draft of casino rules on Friday, vote set for Dec. 17
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Nebraska casino rules set to come out next week; vote set for Dec. 17

A year after Nebraska voters approved casino gambling at the state's horse racing tracks, there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the tracks hoping to get gaming licenses. Tom Sage, executive director of the Nebraska Racing & Gaming Commission, said Wednesday that a final draft of casino regulations is set to be released Nov. 12. Sage…
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Nebraska casino rules set to come out next week; vote set for Dec. 17
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Nebraska Regulator Is Yet to Draft Casino Regulations

Nebraska voters approved the addition of casino gaming at horse racing venues, but state regulators are yet to draft the rules and regulations under which this type of activity will be conducted. During a Friday meeting of the state Racing and Gaming Commission, the agency's executive director, Tom Sage, said that preparing the casino gambling…
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Caesars Plans To Build Harrah’s Casino, Racetrack In Nebraska

Caesars Entertainment will build and operate a Harrah's casino and racetrack in Columbus, Nebraska, the gaming company and city has announced. The facility is projected to cost about $75 million and built off Highway 81 in Columbus, a city about 80 miles north of Lincoln. "We are excited to welcome to Nebraska," said Tom Jackson, managing partner…
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Caesars Plans To Build Harrah’s Casino, Racetrack In Nebraska
The Columbus Telegram

CER indicates announcement regarding casino project coming this week

Columbus Exposition and Racing is set to make a major announcement later this week regarding a planned casino project. Two members of the organization declined to say exactly what the announcement entails nor give any other information. But, CER member Tom Jackson indicated to The Telegram back in May that he and the other members would like to…
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Nebraska Governor Signs Commerical Gambling Bill Into Law

A commercial casino gambling bill has been signed into law this week in Nebraska. Governor Pete Ricketts signature was all that remained in the way of the bill moving forward. The measure allows retail sports betting at pari-mutuel race tracks as well as casino style gaming at the venues. It took quite some time for the gambling bill LB561 to…
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Nebraska Governor Signs Commerical Gambling Bill Into Law
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Fonner Park can’t hire casino operator until state forms Gaming Commission

While Fonner Park is waiting for the Nebraska Gaming Commission to be established, the Grand Island racetrack is talking with companies that might run a gaming operation there once the system is in place. In November, Nebraska voters approved constitutional amendments to legalize casino gambling at licensed Nebraska horse tracks. In bringing…
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Fonner Park can’t hire casino operator until state forms Gaming Commission