Gering, Nebraska, approves racetrack and casino plans

The plans include a 40,000 square foot casino.
The plans include a 40,000 square foot casino.

The city’s planning commission has approved SBER’s proposal.

US.- The Gering Planning Commission has approved an application to build a proposed racetrack and casino. Commission members voted 6-2 to allow the Scotts Bluff Exposition and Racing (SBER) group to construct the buildings just outside the city limits.

Sean Boyd, a representative with Local Gaming Nebraska, said: “The plan for the racetrack is to host one race day in the first year and increase that to around a dozen by the fourth year, with multiple races per day. The reason for the phased approach is to allow for Nebraskan-bred racing quarterhorses to develop.”

The proposed racetrack would include four stables, a paddock viewing area, a winner’s circle and a 5/8 mile track. The 40,000 square foot casino would include 650 electronic games, a restaurant and bar, and a retail and gift shop.

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