Nebraska governor rejects casino legalisation

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska plans to open a gambling centre at Atokad Downs in the same city.

Gov. Pete Ricketts voiced his objections to expanding gambling in the state during a speech in South Sioux City.

US.- Nebraska governor, Pete Ricketts, said during a speech held in South Sioux City that he is against expanding gambling in the state.

Governor Ricketts believes that the proposed ballot measure which aims to legalise casinos in his state is a bad idea that would have a cost in the state’s social services to address abuse and embezzlement.

He chose the very same city where the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is planning to open a gambling centre at a shuttered dog track.

Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, had a project to build a short horse track, sports bar and simulcast wagering centre at the site of the former Atokad Downs. Alexcia Boggs, Ho-Chunk development director affirmed last month that the track will be built regardless of what happens with the casino ballot issue.