Nebraska Votes to Approve of Casino Gambling

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Voters across America went to the polls yesterday, and one important matter was resolved by Nebraska residents. In a 65-35 margin, voters in the Cornhusker State voted to approve of casino gambling in an effort to ease tax burdens.

There were three casino amendments voted on, with voters approving of allowing casino games, forming a gaming commission, and enacting a gambling tax to be paid on the activity. The voting margin was overwhelming,

Speaking on the matter Keep The Money in Nebraska Spokesperson Lynne McNally said, "I'm very happy for the people of the state of Nebraska. I think they gave us a very clear mandate that they want us to keep the money here."

Getting gambling on the ballot was more of a nailbiter than the vote itself, as the Secretary of State rejected a petition to put the measure on the ballot, despite having 470,000 signatures. That rejection was rejected by the Nebraska Supreme Court, who ruled that the trio of measures should be put on the ballot.

Under the verbiage of the rules, six horse tracks in the state will be able to apply for gaming licenses to add casino gambling, including slots and table games.

No timetable for a launch was available as of press time.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.