Nebraska’s Fonner Park to develop $100m casino complex

A new casino will be developed in Nebraska.
A new casino will be developed in Nebraska.

Nebraska will have a new casino complex in Grand Island developed by the Fonner Park horse racing operator and Elite Casino Resorts.

US.-  The thoroughbred horse racing facility Fonner Park, located in Grand Island, Nebraska, has revealed plans to develop a new casino complex that will involve a $100m investment.

The casino company chosen by Fonner Park to partner in the casino operation is Elite Casino Resorts.

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The complex will feature 650 slot machines and 20 table games, as well as a VIP lounge, sportsbook and show lounge. It will have a 116-room boutique hotel with indoor and outdoor pools and a spa and salon.

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Fonner Park CEO Chris Kotulak told local press: “This will be such a revenue generator for the state of Nebraska and of-course Hall County and the city of Grand Island.”

About the partnership with Elite, he commented: “I had an image in my mind, both architecturally, operationally and a mindset of what I thought would be a good fit for Fonner Park and Grand Island. Elite Casino Resorts quickly rose to the top among our impressive list of candidates.”

Residents in Grand Island showed mixed feelings to the news: some said it would give the city an economic boost while others have concerns over problem gambling complications.

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