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Opposition group sues to block gaming referendum in Nebraska

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
More on: elections, hci, nebraska, winnebago

An artist's rendering, from 2012, that shows a proposed casino at the former Atokad racetrack in South Sioux City, Nebraska. The Winnebago Tribe plans to open an events center named Atokad Park at the site.

A group called Gambling with the Good Life filed a lawsuit to keep a gaming referendum off the ballot in Nebraska.

The Horse Race Wagering Amendment authorizes electronic betting on historical horse races. The group claims the language in the referendum violates the Nebraska constitution by asking voters to answer more than one question on the ballot.

The Winnebago Tribe supports the amendment. If it passes, Ho-Chunk Inc, the tribe's economic development corporation, plans to open a gaming facility at a former racetrack called Atokad Downs.

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