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Caesars to open Nebraska casino and racetrack

Caesars Entertainment has confirmed that it is set to open a new land-based gambling centre in Nebraska, which would be the company’s first in the state.

The venue will be located in Columbus and will be named Harrah’s Columbus NE Racing & Casino.

To open the new location, Caesars has partnered with Columbus Exposition and Racing. The venue is expected to open next year, subject to pending regulatory approvals.

Visitors to the new venue will be able to enjoy horseracing and casino games, with the planned thoroughbred racetrack set to be the longest in Nebraska.

The 28,000 square ft casino will have over 500 slot machines, 14 gaming tables, and a sportsbook.

Caesars SVP of Racing Joe Morris said: “Horse racing has been ingrained in the history of Columbus for decades; we’re thrilled to contribute to that history and bring an all-new, one-mile racetrack for the community to enjoy.

“Caesars Entertainment is committed to bringing the best offerings for guests of the casino and fans of racing in the area and we look forward to welcoming Columbus to the track once it’s complete.”

Caesars has also announced plans to open a temporary casino in Columbus’s Ag Park this year. This venue will have over 200 slot machines and a global horseracing simulcast system, where guests can watch and wager on live races from all over the world.

Caesars Regional President Todd Connelly said: “We’re pleased to bring a brand-new destination to the great state of Nebraska. This is a huge milestone for the company, and we’ve been working hard to bring it to life.

“We were honoured to be joined by our partners and have the support of the local community during today’s event. We’re looking forward to welcoming the people of Columbus and beyond when we open our doors in 2024.”

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