A group aims to legalize gaming in Nebraska

An organization delivered over 450,000 signatures to the secretary of state on Thursday to legalize gaming in Nebraska. 

An organization delivered over 450,000 signatures to the secretary of state on Thursday to legalize gaming in Nebraska.

“Everybody knows you can go across the river and go to the casinos. They are full of Nebraska plates and what we’re thinking is that we should keep those jobs, that economic activity, and that tax revenue here in Nebraska,” said Lance Morgan, President of Ho-Chunk Inc.
Keep The Money in Nebraska held a press conference at the Capitol, stating people across the state support the petition because they want property tax relief and more jobs in the state. Lance Morgan says Nebraska is losing 65 million dollars in tax revenue each year because more than $320 million is spent at neighboring state’s casinos.
“What we’re hoping to do is create not just jobs, not just the construction, not just the tax, associated with the development of this but also real revenue growth that can be used for real property tax,” said Morgan.
If casino gaming is legalized, it would be allowed at licensed horse tracks in the state. Three measures to legalize in-state gaming could be on the 2020 ballot in November.

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