Global Gaming Nebraska to reveal plans for North Platte casino and track

North Platte Exposition and Racing was approved by voters at the 2020 election.
North Platte Exposition and Racing was approved by voters at the 2020 election.

Global Gaming Nebraska’s planned North Platte Exposition and Racing would feature horse racing and a casino.

US.- Global Gaming Nebraska (GGN), which belongs to the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, is to host a news conference today on its planned $50m casino and horse racing track, North Platte Exposition and Racing. It will share details of the racing and gaming facilities and the expected economic impact, jobs and its financial commitment to the state’s quarter horse industry.

North Platte Exposition and Racing was approved by voters at the 2020 election. North Platte City Council in Nebraska has approved the racetrack and casino and now the proposal is in the hands of the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission.

It’s estimated that the development would create 180 new jobs with an anticipated payroll of $5m. It would have a high-profile, convenient location directly south of I-80 between exits 177 and 179, making it the only race betting and casino gambling location between Cheyenne and Grand Island.

Developers claim it would bring an additional $3m in revenue a year to be split between city and county projects, plus another $8m for the state property tax relief fund.

Chamber of DevCo president Gary Person said that he was organising a letter writing campaign to the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission and key members of the Nebraska legislature in support of the facility. The North Platte Lincoln County Visitors Bureau and Global Gaming Nebraska are also supporting the campaign.

See also: City Council approves horse racetrack and casino in Nebraska

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