The chandeliers are hung at WarHorse Casino in Omaha, which plans to open in August

The chandeliers are hung at WarHorse Casino in Omaha, which plans to open in August

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  • Joe Dejka, Omaha World-Herald
June 23, 2024 6:53 PM

The chandeliers are hung at the new WarHorse Casino under construction in Omaha. And icicle lights are up in the VIP lounge.

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WarHorse officials aim to open the casino on Aug. 6 if the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission gives the go-ahead, said Lynne McNally, chief executive officer of the Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. Before a casino can open, the commission must sign off that it has met state regulations.

WarHorse officials have said the casino at Horsemen’s Park will open with 900 gaming positions, including table games, and a Sweetwater Cafe.

A second phase is expected to open next spring, with more than 400 additional positions, a smoking area and additional dining options.