A state panel Friday authorized the Grand Island Casino Resort to offer craps, roulette and other table games, ushering in a new era in Nebraska’s state-sanctioned gambling.
The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission also approved the casino’s request to conduct sports wagering. That would make it the second racetrack-casino where Nebraskans can bet legally on sporting events, once it launches later this month.
The Grand Island casino is the first to offer table games. It was expected to have the games up and running by Friday evening. “This is historic,” said commission Chairman Dennis Lee.
The approval came at a busy meeting as commissioners work to implement the wishes of Nebraska voters, who approved expanded gambling in 2020.