Grand Island Casino Resort set for partial opening after Christmas
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Nebraska Racing and Gaming commission gave the thumbs-up for the casino at Fonner Park to open its doors.
The commission approved the Grand Island Casino Resort’s gaming operator’s application Wednesday, making way for a partial opening before the end of the year.
A casino official said a partial grand opening is set for Tuesday at noon. There will be 300 slot machines and horse betting, with more games to come.
By July 2023, the casino anticipates it will offer five or six table games, including craps, roulette and blackjack.
The resort’s completion is expected in December 2024.
The casino will become the first to operate in central Nebraska and the second in state history, after the opening of Lincoln’s WarHorse Casino.
In July, organizers broke ground for the upcoming WarHorse Omaha casino. A gaming operator’s application has been submitted, but no meeting has yet been set for its approval.