Even though voters approved of casino gambling in the state of Nebraska nearly a year ago, rules and regulations are still being written and regulators are saying that the finalization is still expected to take multiple months.
The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission is working on those rules, which will allow for casino-style gambling at horse-racing tracks. The state has hired a consulting firm to help write the rules and regulations for the Cornhusker State, with verbiage for different style games and responsibilities for operators needing to be put to paper.
The rules will have to be approved of by the state's Attorney General Doug Peterson as well as Governor Pete Ricketts. It's expected that the timeframe for that is months off. After that, operators will be able to start applying for casino licenses. That's expected to start sometime next year. In all, there are six racetracks that will be able to offer games.
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