In the news release, Evnen said his determination could be challenged in court. The final ballot for the November 6 election must be certified by September 11, he added. Keep the Money in Nebraska plans to file suit in the Supreme Court of Nebraska in response to the decision. Evnen is being named as the defendant. [Application for Leave to File an Original Action | Verified Petition for Writ of Mandamus] The initiatives, if approved by voters, authorize casino-style gaming at racetracks in Nebraska. Doing so would also open the door for Class III gaming on Indian lands in the state. Casino-style gaming is legal in every state that borders Nebraska. The state has consistently refused to negotiate with tribes for Class III gaming, a category that includes slot machines and most table and card games. The petitions submitted by the backers of Keep the Money in Nebraska are: Games of Chance – Constitutional Amendment Petition, Games of Chance – Racetrack Petition and Games of Chance – Tax Petition. Besides Ho-Chunk Inc., the sponsors of the petitions are the Nebraska Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Omaha Exposition and Racing. Ho-Chunk Inc. owns Indianz.Com. The website operates independently is not involved in the activities of the corporation.
Jake and Megan Olesiak discuss how expanded casino gaming will help not only Nebraska property owners, but communities and the horse racing and ag industry, too. Vote FOR all three measures this November 3rd.https://t.co/TYAmkUXnUp— Keep the Money in Nebraska (@NECasinos2020) August 14, 2020
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