York and Bellevue Apply to Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission for the Establishment of Two New Racetracks


Now that Nebraska voters have okayed to gambling establishment gaming at race tracks throughout the state, the establishment of new horse racing tracks in York and also Bellevue is being suggested, in what has actually been described by a long-time anti-gambling advocate as the initial wave of race course as well as online casino development in the state.

In November 2020, the locals of the state gave a frustrating authorization of the enhancement of legal gambling enterprise betting solutions in Nebraska as long as they are linked to a steed racing track. The legal procedure paved the way to boosting the steed racing sector of the state as well as keep the cash circulation created by betting procedures in Nebraska.

Presently, there are six horse auto racing tracks on the area of Nebraska– in Columbus, Omaha, Lincoln, Hastings, South Sioux City and also Grand Island.

Since the November election tally, casino site location tasks have been revealed at 5 out of these six tracks. The Winnebago People’s financial growth firm, Ho-Chunk, is readied to run gambling enterprise entities in Lincoln, Omaha and also South Sioux City under the WarHorse Gaming LCC brand name. Harrah’s has actually also unveiled plans to establish a $75-million racetrack as well as gambling establishment complex in Columbus, while Elite Gambling Establishment Resorts has actually been chosen to run Grand Island’s Fonner Park gambling enterprise.

The New Racetracks Could Feature Casino Gambling but Only to Support Main Operations

The development of lawful gaming solutions in the state has pressed various other communities in Nebraska, to share their willingness to establish and also run a racetrack place in quest of an ultimate gambling enterprise operation.

York and Bellevue have actually been the very first candidates for the establishment of a new racetrack that do not currently run a racetrack in Nebraska.

Bellevue’s effort to construct a racetrack is headed by John Hassett, that owns the Bellevue and Plattsmouth keno establishment, as well as over 60 various other satellite keno parlors across the state with his Advanced Gaming Technologies. For the time being, Bellevue is the largest city in the state that does not have a competition track. As Mr. Hassett shared, his key passion is the establishment of a horse track, while the potential enhancement of a casino site would just support the track by offering more cash for bigger tasks.

The proposition includes the establishment of a track called Belle Vue Downs (The Vue) as well as is readied to be situated on a 120-acre website at the edge of US 75 and also Capehart Roadway. As revealed by Mr. Hassett in his application, his firm would certainly start the building of the casino right after it gets the required approval. The grandstand of the race track project would suit around 2,000 viewers. A hotel is additionally readied to be constructed as part of the project.

The York initiatives for the building and construction of a new racetrack are connected with the Jensen as well as Alt family members that have actually joined forces in a corporation called TopGun LLC to seek the task. Both family members have actually protected rights to the land where the racetrack is readied to be established, with the task additionally involving the establishment of a hotel, online casino, swimming pool as well as two dining areas.

According to the application submitted by the households to Nebraskan authorities, the racetrack itself is readied to be run by Freedom Bay LLC, a non-profit company. The track of the Jansen as well as Alt families is set to be called Flexibility Bay Race course.

The two equine auto racing tracks have been consisted of in the schedule of the Nebraska Competing and also Pc gaming Payment’s conference that will certainly happen on July 16th. A basic bulk of the six-member commission is required for a horserace track application to be authorized. For the time being, it continues to be vague whether the payment will vote on the applications in July or a subsequent conference is to be scheduled particularly for the vote.