Expanded gambling initiative brought to the Nebraska Supreme Court

The deadline to get things on the November ballot is just days away.
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The deadline to get things on the November ballot is just days away. On Wednesday, the Nebraska Supreme Court heard opening arguments to put expanded gambling on that ballot.

In July, supporters of casino gambling received over 400,000 signatures to get on the November general election ballot. However, last week Secretary of State Bob Evnan said the three initiatives will not be but on the ballot due to confusing language.

Thus, it was brought to the Nebraska Supreme Court to hear both sides.

Opponents argued that the initiatives would force voters to legalize casino gambling and that gaming would only be beneficial to one business, horse tracks.

Those in support said the two have a natural and necessary connection.

The Supreme Court is expected to have a vote by next week.

 

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