Warhorse Casino opened in Lincoln: For the first time in Nebraska history, casino doors opened for people to gamble
LINCOLN, Nebraska – For the first time in Nebraska’s history, a casino opened its doors to the public.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, enthusiastic guests roared as the Warhorse Casino in Lincoln welcomed its first patrons.
Some guests arrived nearly an hour before to the official opening.
One passenger stated, “I was in the parking lot at nine minutes to nine and in line since nine o’clock.”
Others acknowledged the significance.
“Today is my birthday, so I thought this would be a fun thing to do. Clearly, it’s the first one here, so it’s a significant event,” remarked another.
This occurs less than 24 hours after the gaming commission approved the casino’s license on Friday.
“Everyone has collaborated to make this day a reality. Lynne McNally, CEO of Nebraska Horseman, stated that the state should be very pleased. It has been frustrating and slow at times, but we have finally arrived.