Five New Nebraska Horse Racing Tracks?

horse racing blinkersThe Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission will consider multiple requests for new horse racing facilities in the state [this past] Friday, as developers maneuver to meet the qualifications to build casinos in the state.

The Commission’s agenda includes horse racing license applications for proposed race tracks in Bellevue, York, Norfolk, North Platte and Gering.

In 2020, Nebraska voters legalized casino gambling at facilities that offer thoroughbred horse racing.

WarHorse Gaming, LLC is among the companies proposing new developments.

WarHorse is a subsidiary of Ho-Chunk, Inc, which financed the casino legalization campaign. It plans to manage casinos in South Sioux City, Lincoln and Omaha, in addition to building a new facility in Norfolk.

The Omaha and Lincoln properties are a partnership with the Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association…

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Rich Nilsen is an 18-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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