The Grand Island Casino Resort could become the first one in the state with table games later this month, and it also plans to open a sportsbook.
The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission will consider the casino’s request at its Aug. 18 meeting, and if it votes in favor of the plan, the casino could open its expanded gaming area that same day.
Plans are to add one craps game, one roulette game, five blackjack games and one ultimate Texas hold-em game.
The latter is a poker game “but it’s still a blackjack game. It’s not like a regular poker game where you play against all the other players. You’re playing against the dealer,” said Vince Fiala, general manager of Grand Island Casino Resort.