WarHorse Gaming Submits Nebraska Gaming License Application

WINNEBAGO, Neb. (KOLN) – WarHorse Gaming announced Thursday that a formal application has been submitted to the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission for a gaming license to operate casinos at Horsemen’s Park in Omaha and Lincoln Race Course in Lincoln. Warhorse Gaming is the first casino operator to submit an application.

WarHorse management expects construction to begin in both Omaha and Lincoln as soon as possible.

“The Commission has done a phenomenal job of creating a comprehensive regulatory standard for an entirely new industry within the state. We are extremely excited that the time has come for us to submit our application and begin the process of building world-class casinos that all Nebraskans can be proud of. As a Nebraska-based company, we are honored by this opportunity,” said Lance Morgan, CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc., parent company of WarHorse Gaming, LLC. “

The development of the properties will see a total investment of approximately $600 million. WarHorse Lincoln is expected to be the first of the facilities to open and will include more than 1,300 gaming stations, a 196-room hotel, event space, multiple restaurants, live and simulcast horse racing and other amenities once completed. The full scope of projects is expected to take 18-24 months to complete.

Ahead of the grand opening, WarHorse Gaming is planning a phased opening in Omaha and Lincoln before completing facilities. Lincoln’s phased opening will feature over 400 slots with plans to open later this year. Omaha’s phased opening will feature over 800 slot machines with plans to open in the first half of 2023.

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