Online sports gambling won’t be on Nebraska’s November ballot

Online sports gambling won’t be on Nebraska’s November ballot

Article brief provided by The Lincoln Journal Star
  • Andrew Wegley, The Lincoln Journal Star
April 2, 2024 9:12 PM
  • Andrew Wegley, The Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska voters won’t have the chance to legalize online sports gambling this year after a coalition of the nation’s biggest sportsbooks opted not to back a ballot initiative campaign aimed at changing the state’s constitution to allow online and mobile sports betting.

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FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM and Caesars had partnered with Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, to commission a public opinion poll in February gauging Nebraskans’ appetite for legalized online sports gambling as the coalition considered launching a petition drive to put a constitutional amendment on November’s ballot.

February’s poll showed that 57% of respondents signaled support for the constitutional amendment.