The Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has filed a nearly $2.4 million dollar building permit with the city of Lincoln for a temporary casino at the Lincoln horse track to handle gambling until a permanent casino is built.
Nebraska voters last year approved a constitutional amendment allowing casinos at horse race tracks and the Horseman’s Association wants to have the temporary operation start within 6 months.
The initial Lincoln project will transform the building currently used for betting on simulcast races from other tracks into a temporary casino floor with more than 300 slot machines.
The permanent WarHorse Casino will be adjacent to it, but with construction not yet underway and completion expected to be at least 2 years from now.
The WarHorse will have more than 1,200 gaming stations, 5 or 6 restaurants, and a 196-room hotel.