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2/16/2018

article Henderson casino operators may be disciplined for not reporting staff changes
(Nevada) -- The operators of Henderson’s Skyline Casino could face disciplinary action for failing to report hirings and departures of its gaming employees to...

2/13/2018

article At hearing, strong opposition to using gambling funds to lower Nebraska property taxes
(Nebraska) -- Don’t look to gambling to provide property tax relief. That was the message delivered over and over Monday to a state legislative committee that took...

2/12/2018

article At hearing, strong opposition to using gambling funds to lower Nebraska property taxes
(Nebraska) -- Don’t look to gambling to provide property tax relief. That was the message delivered over and over Monday to a state legislative committee that took...

11/25/2017

article Council Bluffs likely to fight casino in Carter Lake, city attorney says
(Nebraska) -- The City of Council Bluffs likely will appeal a decision that could pave the way for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska to open a casino in Carter Lake. The...
article OP/ED: It's Carter Lake's decision
(Nebraska) -- Leave the Carter Lake casino alone — no public money from the City of Omaha or the State of Nebraska should be used to fight the Ponca tribal casino...

11/17/2017

article Second time lucky for Ponca Tribe after casino approval?
(Nebraska) -- The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has received approval from the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) to build a casino in Carter Lake, Iowa almost ten years...

11/16/2017

article Gaming panel approves tribe's plan for casino near Omaha
(Nebraska) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission has again approved the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska's plan to build a casino near Omaha, but after a decade of court...
article NIGC Approves Ponca Tribe Casino Project in Carter Lake
(Nebraska) -- The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has expressed its wish to open a casino in Carter Lake as soon as possible, even considering the fact that its opponents are...
article Tribal casino near Omaha gets greenlight
(Nebraska) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) has backed plans of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska to construct a casino near Omaha. Tribal casino near Omaha...

11/7/2017

article Navajos relate cultural, spiritual wounds from spill from Gold King Mine spill
(Colorado) -- The importance of the San Juan River and its riparian corridor to the cultural and spiritual practices of the Navajo Nation came into perspective Tuesday...

10/20/2017

article Nevada gaming regulators OK $850M deal for parent of Stratosphere
(Nevada) -- Trust goes a long way with the Nevada Gaming Commission. The five-member commission’s high level of trust in Golden Entertainment Chairman and CEO...

9/29/2017

article Galaxy Gaming licensed by Nevada gaming regulators following management changes
(Nevada) -- A revamped Galaxy Gaming cleared Nevada regulatory approval this week after a tumultuous licensing process in which the table game company was forced to...

5/20/2017

article Governor reappoints gaming commissioners Fuetsch and Moran
(Nevada) -- Governor Brian Sandoval reappointed Deborah J. Fuetsch and John T. Moran, Jr. Saturday to the five-member Nevada Gaming Commission, which has the final say...

3/24/2017

article Governor takes strong stance against casino gambling
(Nebraska) -- Gov. Pete Ricketts reiterated his strong opposition to legalization of casino gambling in the state during his call-in radio show Monday. A caller told the...

2/1/2017

article Proposed bill would regulate fantasy sports contests
(Nebraska) -- The increasing popularity of fantasy sports in Nebraska has led to attention from lawmakers in the form of a bill that would regulate the online games.

1/21/2017

article Zeilinger Keno accused of concealing $1.28M in illegal bets
(Nebraska) -- A southeast Nebraska keno operator is now accused of concealing $1.28 million in illegal bets and committing more than 260 violations of state regulations...

1/14/2017

article Horseshoe Casino to bring off-track betting back to Council Bluffs
(Nebraska) -- Off-track betting will return to Council Bluffs in time for the Kentucky Derby. Horseshoe Casino has plans for a 3,000-square-foot room with 100 seats...

1/13/2017

article Horseshoe Casino to bring off-track betting back to Council Bluffs
(Nebraska) -- Off-track betting will return to Council Bluffs in time for the Kentucky Derby. Horseshoe Casino has plans for a 3,000-square-foot room with 100 seats...

9/4/2016

article Local View: Gambling proponents cheated Nebraska once again
(Nebraska) -- When will gambling proponents ever learn that Nebraskans’ cherish our “Good Life” and we do not want to see it ruined by expanded...

9/3/2016

article All three petitions trying to legalize casino gambling at horse tracks in NE have been shot down
(Nebraska) -- All three petitions trying to legalize casino gambling at horse tracks in Nebraska have been shot down. Three petitions trying to change gambling laws have...

8/2/2016

article Horsemen’s planning more live race days; Fans fine with admission fee and more
(Nebraska) -- Nothing is certain yet, but Horsemen’s Park General Manager Mike Newlin said he is hopeful the facility will run more than five live race days next...

7/29/2016

article Is Nebraska willing to bet on gaming at horse tracks?
(Nebraska) -- This is one of the few weekends to see live horse racing, at Omaha's Horsemen's Park. Three petitions being circulated across the state aim to get...

7/19/2016

article Nebraska Poker Could Come as Early as November
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska poker could soon be more than just the occasional home game. That’s because pending legislation that would legalize brick-and-mortar casinos...
article EDITORIAL: Not too early to begin study of gambling issue
(Nebraska) -- It appears that a constitutional amendment allowing casino gambling in Nebraska is likely to be on the November ballot. Supporters of the measure turned in...

7/9/2016

article Nebraska Close to Vote on Casino Gambling
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska could soon be voting on whether to legalize casino gaming within its borders after a pro-casino action group delivered 310,000 signatures in...
article Supporters, foes ready for Nebraska gambling ballot campaign
(Nebraska) -- A group that wants to legalize casino gambling in Nebraska moved one step closer Thursday to placing the issue before voters in November, but opponents are...

7/7/2016

article More than 300,000 signatures were turned in to get casino and gambling issues on the November ballot
(Nebraska) -- Three hundred ten thousand signatures. That's how many people across Nebraska have signed the petitions to get the casino issue on the November ballot...
article Nebraska gambling supporters move one step closer to seeing issue on November ballot
(Nebraska) -- Supporters of a petition drive to allow casino gambling in Nebraska said Thursday that they have collected roughly 310,000 signatures in an effort to get...
article Petitions delivered to get gambling expansion question on November’s ballot
(Nebraska) -- Keep the Money in Nebraska, a pro-gambling group, has filed petitions for a ballot initiative to get casinos at horse racing tracks in Nebraska. Scott...
article Supporters, foes brace for Nebraska gambling ballot campaign
(Nebraska) -- A group that wants to legalize casino gambling in Nebraska moved one step closer Thursday to placing the issue before voters in November, but opponents are...

5/14/2016

article New CEO of racetrack sees up, downs in 2016
(Nebraska) -- Bruce Swihart was thrown right into the fire in his first year as CEO at Fonner Park. The year began with preseason contract negotiations between the...

5/5/2016

article State Racing Commission upholds positive tests
(Nebraska) -- An unusual torrent of race horses have tested positive for therapeutic drugs in Nebraska this spring. The owners and trainers of more than a dozen...

4/26/2016

article Nebraskans not addicted to gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- Americans lose roughly $100 billion gambling each year and with fans expected to wager more than $100 million on next week's Kentucky Derby, the...

4/13/2016

article Proposed horse drug threshold draws criticism
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska’s zero tolerance policy toward race horses testing positive for certain drugs looks to be coming to an end. As part of an overhaul of state...

4/8/2016

article Reno room rates are climbing
(Reno) -- A combination of factors is pushing room rates in Reno-Sparks to record levels. If the current average daily rate of $94.95 holds through the fiscal year...

3/13/2016

article HAMAR: Racing needs new facility in Sioux City
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska horse racing industry will take any bit of good news it can get these days. There hasn’t been much positive with the industry for a...

3/2/2016

article Keep the Money in Nebraska expects casino question on the ballot
(Nebraska) -- Keep the Money in Nebraska reports it will make the July deadline to get a gambling referendum on the November ballot. Scott Lautenbaugh, spokesman for the...

2/22/2016

article Gambling bill on hold indefinitely
(Nebraska) -- The sponsor of a gambling bill has asked that the legislation be removed for the remainder of the session. Speaker Galen Hadley says he received the...

2/12/2016

article Expanded gambling proposals discussed at state capitol
(Nebraska) -- Gambling with the Good Life (GWGL) announced its plans opposing Keep the Money in Nebraska's (KMN) effort to let Nebraska voters to decide the future...

2/11/2016

article Nebraska gambling opponents launch anti-casino campaign
(Nebraska) -- A coalition that has for years battled expanded gambling in Nebraska will muster its resources to fight a ballot campaign that would allow casinos at...
article Opponents target proposal to legalize casinos
(Nebraska) -- Joined by an all-star cast headed by Gov. Pete Ricketts and former Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne, Gambling with the Good Life took aim Thursday at...

1/19/2016

article Nebraska Poker Bill Declared 'Defeated'
(Nebraska) -- A bill in Nebraska that would classify Texas hold’em as a game of skill won’t have any hope this year unless it is designated as a priority...

11/24/2015

article It's official: Eldorado Resorts buys Circus Circus and Silver Legacy
(Nevada) -- Eldorado Resorts, a publicly traded company, announced the purchase of MGM Resorts International’s 50 percent interest in Silver Legacy Resort Casino...

11/1/2015

article Nebraska gambling opponents gear up for new casino campaign
(Nebraska) -- A group that helped thwart repeated attempts to expand gambling in Nebraska is gearing up again to fight a ballot campaign that would allow casinos at...

9/30/2015

article World-Herald editorial: Another chance to reject casinos in Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- They’re back. Pro-gambling forces, who’ve seen Nebraska reject casinos and many other forms of expanded gambling before, now say they want to...

9/29/2015

article Nebraska Racetracks Launch Push for Casino Gaming
(Nebraska) -- An effort to legalize casinos at Nebraska race tracks is underway, spearheaded by a group calling itself “Keep the Money in Nebraska.”
article “Keep the Money in Nebraska” pushing for legalized casino gaming at race tracks
(Nebraska) -- Keep the Money in Nebraska is a group that is trying to see a gambling expansion take place in the state. To help the struggling thoroughbred horse racing...

8/20/2015

article Local View: Lincoln horse race is a farce
(Nebraska) -- I found it very interesting that the Lincoln Race Course is so proud to announce its one day a year of horse racing in order to keep its simulcast license...

6/8/2015

article Downtown Grand shuffles leadership; Schorr becomes chairman
(Las Vegas) -- Downtown Grand shuffled management at the 634-room hotel-casino Monday with CEO Seth Schorr giving up day-to-day operational duties and taking on the new...

5/30/2015

article EDITORIAL: Video gambling blurs the lines
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska voters have repeatedly rejected more gambling, and the Legislature listened when it tapped the brakes on a bill that the governor says might have...

5/5/2015

article Riviera casino closes doors after 60 years on Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- If the ghosts of Frank Sinatra and Liberace were still hanging around the Riviera Hotel and Casino on Monday morning, they wouldn't have found a seat...

4/1/2015

article Winnebago tribal council ponders how to fill vacancies; 4 members are out after financial scandal
(Nebraska) -- Winnebago tribal members could be going to the polls soon to fill tribal council vacancies in the fallout of a financial scandal.

3/23/2015

article Proposal for bar owners to prove video games are legal or face 10% tax advances to final round
(Nebraska) -- Owners of tavern video games would have to prove they’re legal or face a 10 percent tax under a bill advanced Monday to final approval in the...

3/11/2015

article Highlights of 2014 Annual Report on Problem Gambling
(Nebraska) -- Here are some highlights of the Nebraska Commission on Problem Gambling 2014 Annual Report. -- Total number of new admissions to treatment: increased by 20...
article One couple’s struggle with gambling
(Nebraska) -- Jack was injured at work and was given prescription pain killers. His wife, a nurse, was concerned and kept her eyes open for signs of addiction.

3/3/2015

article Legislature tables expanded gambling measure
(Nebraska) -- A proposal to ask voters to strike down Nebraska’s ban on gambling has been tabled for the session. Legislators passed on a 27-16 vote a motion to...
article Nebraska addresses problem gambling
(Nebraska) -- March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month in Nebraska. Noting that the key to recognizing problem gambling is awareness, Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed an...

3/2/2015

article Attempt to put gambling back on ballot dies quick death
(Nebraska) -- Lawmakers swiftly killed a push to put expanded gambling back on the Nebraska ballot, debating the issue for about 45 minutes Monday before voting to table...
article Senators kill resolution that could have led to expanded gambling in Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska lawmakers slammed the door shut Monday on a proposal that could have led to casino gaming in the state. State senators voted 27-16 to kill...

3/1/2015

article A Nebraska Gamble?
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Legislature is considering a bill this week that would give state lawmakers — rather than citizens — the power to authorize and...

2/28/2015

article Gaming revenue up on Las Vegas Strip, statewide in January
(Nevada) -- Nevada gaming revenue rose notably in January, thanks to a particularly good month on the Strip, the state reported today. The Gaming Control Board said...

2/18/2015

article Riviera hotel to be demolished for Las Vegas convention center expansion
(Las Vegas) -- The walls of the Riviera will, indeed, come tumbling down. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday scheduled a special board meeting on...

2/12/2015

article Amendment would give lawmakers authority to allow gambling in NE; AL voters want gambling
(Nebraska) -- The members of Nebraska‘s General Affairs Committee voted 5-3, this week, to advance Legislative Resolution 10CA, a bill that would give lawmakers...
article Proposed amendment would give lawmakers power to authorize gambling
(Nebraska) -- State lawmakers, not voters, would make decisions about casino gambling under a proposed constitutional amendment that made it to the full Nebraska...

2/10/2015

article Sign of times: Ascuaga name gone in Sparks
(Nevada) -- The sign says it all. Or doesn’t say it anymore. Anyway you look at it, the marquee that for years proclaimed “John Ascuaga’s Nugget...

1/27/2015

article Keno bill sparks debate once again in Nebraska Legislature
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska bill that would eliminate the mandatory waiting time between keno games is again facing opposition in the Legislature. A lobbying group for...
article Legal-game distributors back imposing taxes on ones like ‘Skill Touch’ to get rid of them
(Nebraska) -- A state senator and a group of bar-game distributors allege that there’s a new illegal slot machine in town. And they want to force the machines out...
article BLOG: A Look Inside the Nebraska Poker Legalization Bill
(Nebraska) -- Add Nebraska to the growing list of US states where legalized wagering on poker may soon be available in an increased way. A new bill was introduced last...

1/26/2015

article Keno bill sparks debate once again in Nebraska Legislature
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska bill that would eliminate the mandatory waiting time between keno games is again facing opposition in the Legislature. A lobbying group for...
article No More Keno Wait Could Mean More Games
(Nebraska) -- Gamblers may no longer have to wait five minutes in between keno games to play. Sen. Tyson Larson wants to eliminate the state mandated wait. He said it...
article Proposal would allow for faster-paced keno
(Nebraska) -- The tears don’t come as quickly for Jenise Brown now, three years after she and her husband lost their family business, their home, their cars and...

1/21/2015

article Bill Introduced to Change Poker From Gambling to Skill
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska State Senator wants to have a card game considered a game of skill instead of gambling. Senator Tyson Larson of O’Neill says if poker is...
article Nebraska bill would legalize poker by calling it game of skill
(Nebraska) -- Days after introducing a bill to eliminate last call at bars across Nebraska, the state senator from O'Neill said he hopes to circumvent the state'...

1/20/2015

article Bill would legalize poker by calling it game of skill
(Nebraska) -- Tyson Larson is going all in. Days after introducing a bill to eliminate last call at bars across Nebraska, the state senator from O'Neill said he...

12/26/2014

article Even Nebraska lottery winners are level-headed folk
(Nebraska) -- Keep a level head and you'll do well. It has served folks like football legend Tom Osborne, investment icon Warren Buffett and numerous other Nebraska...

11/5/2014

article Friend voters approve keno gambling
(Nebraska) -- Voters in Friend on Tuesday approved keno gambling in their town. Saline County Clerk Linda Kastanek, who serves as the election commissioner, said the...

9/14/2014

article Horse groups not giving up Nebraska court ruling
(Nebraska) -- A ballot measure to allow machine betting on previously run horse races may have died in court this year, but supporters are already looking ahead to press...

9/5/2014

article Nebraska Supreme Court Rules Horse Gambling Amendment Cannot Be on Ballot
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday morning the horse gambling amendment cannot be placed on the Nov. ballot because it violates the state's...

8/28/2014

article Horse-racing measure now in Nebraska court's hands
(Nebraska) -- A ballot measure that would allow electronic betting on previously run horse races in Nebraska now rests with the state Supreme Court, which heard...
article Nebraska Supreme Court takes reins in horse race issue, hears oral arguments
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Supreme Court began a judicial sprint Wednesday to decide the validity of a constitutional amendment to allow gambling on video replays of...

8/27/2014

article Court hears arguments on horse racing measure
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska’s Supreme Court waded into a legal jungle Wednesday afternoon, with a decision still to come on the constitutionality of a ballot question...
article Neb. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Amendment Language
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday afternoon about the wording of a historic horse racing amendment set to be on the November ballot.

8/22/2014

article Group forms to push historic horse racing on November ballot
(Nebraska) -- A group has formed to support historic horse racing on the ballot this November. Jordan McGrain, a spokesman for Nebraskans for Amendment One, says those...

8/11/2014

article Anti-gambling group pleased Supreme Court will decide horse racing issue
(Nebraska) -- An anti-gambling group is thrilled the state Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether voters will indeed decide the issue of historic horse racing.

8/6/2014

article Nebraska Supreme Court to hear challenge to historic horse racing
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to a statewide ballot measure that could allow electronic betting on previously run horse races....

8/5/2014

article Nebraska Supreme Court will decide whether ballot language on gambling proposal is valid
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide the validity of ballot language that seeks voter approval for gambling on replayed horse races....

8/3/2014

article Proponents of historic horse racing see it as an economic boon
(Nebraska) -- Proponents of the proposal to bring historic horse racing to Nebraska race tracks want to see the measure before votes. Jordan McGrain, spokesman for the...

7/31/2014

article Group wants Nebraskans to know about horse racing amendment
(Nebraska) -- More than likely, Nebraska voters will be deciding in November whether they want wagering on previously run horse races shown on terminals in Nebraska....

7/30/2014

article Gambling amendment is lawsuit target
(Nebraska) -- An anti-gambling group wants the Nebraska Supreme Court to run a horse racing amendment off the November ballot. Gambling with the Good Life filed a...

7/29/2014

article Gambling opponents file suit to stop historic racing vote
(Nebraska) -- Opponents of expanded gambling in Nebraska have filed a lawsuit to keep a measure to allow wagering on historical horse races off the November ballot.
article Group petitions Nebraska Supreme Court to remove from ballot amendment on horse race reruns
(Nebraska) -- An anti-gambling group has petitioned the Nebraska Supreme Court to strike a proposed amendment from the general election ballot that would allow voters to...
article Lawsuit targets Nebraska horse racing measure
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska anti-gambling group has filed a lawsuit to keep off the November ballot a measure that would allow betting on previously recorded horse races...

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