The Iowa company planning to build a casino at Grand Island’s Fonner Park filed for a gaming license on Tuesday.
If the application is approved by the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission, it could mean a temporary casino at Fonner Park as soon as the end of this year.
In a press release, Elite Casino Resorts announced that they applied for the license under the name Grand Island Casino Resort. Fonner Park announced in April 2021 that Elite Casino would be its casino operating partner. Both are hoping for quick approval of the license application.
“Should approval be received, Grand Island Casino Resort at Fonner Park will open as a temporary casino inside the existing Fonner Park facility by late 2022 with 300 slot machines, five table games, and a grab and go dining option,” said Dan Kehl, CEO for Elite Casino Resorts in a statement.