Retail sports betting begins in Nebraska


Nebraska residents can now legally bet on sports.

As of Thursday, June 22, sports gambling has begun at WarHorse Casino Lincoln. Gamblers can place sports bets through any of the 10 kiosks in the casino or in the sports betting window.

WarHorse has partnered with Kambi, a leading independent provider of sports betting technology, odds and services.

“Nebraskans have been asking for the opportunity to bet on sports since ballot initiatives passed in 2020,” said Lance Morgan, CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the parent company of WarHorse Gaming, LLC. “We are thrilled to be the first casino in the state to offer sports betting.”

Online sports gambling is not permitted in the state.

State regulations require sports bets to be placed onsite, but punters can view odds, build and save bets via the WarHorse app to place bet at the onsite kiosks or sportsbook window.

In addition to the ban on placing bets online, gamblers are barred from betting on state collegiate teams.

“Betters will be able to place bets on a wide variety of sports and events, far more than major sports,” added Morgan.

WarHorse Casino Lincoln is Nebraska’s first and largest casino, offering more than 400 slots and simulcast horse betting.

Nebraska legalized sports betting in 2021, which allowed racetracks and casinos to accept wagers on their properties.

WarHorse Gaming is a division of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the economic development company of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. WarHorse Gaming manages and manages the expansion of casino gaming at existing racetracks in partnership with the Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBP extension) in Omaha and Lincoln.

Lincoln’s WarHorse Casino opened in 2022. Caesars is also planning a casino in the state.

More than 30 states in the country have some form of legal sports betting. Most of these jurisdictions allow online betting.

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