Nebraska’s first casino to open Saturday, pending OK of license; state launches self-exclusion program

Nebraska’s first casino to open Saturday, pending OK of license; state launches self-exclusion program

Article brief provided by Nebraska Examiner
  • Paul Hammel, Nebraska Examiner
September 21, 2022 10:31 PM
Updated: September 27, 2022 10:05 AM
  • Paul Hammel, Nebraska Examiner
  • Nebraska
  • Tribal Gaming

Nebraska’s first casino is expected to open Saturday morning in the Capital City, pending approval by the state gaming commission.

A temporary casino, located at the Lincoln Race Course Thoroughbred track, is scheduled to open at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with more than 400 slot machines ready to go.

“We have every expectation that we’ll get a license,” said Lance Morgan, president and CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic wing of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and operator of WarHorse.

In preparation for the opening, problem gamblers are being urged to file a “voluntary self-exclusion form” to bar their admission to the casino and the temptation to gamble.