Entries by GWTGL

Gambling with Chief Standing Bear’s Legacy

How do you honor the legacy of not only one of the greatest historical figures in Nebraska history, but greatest civil rights leaders in World history? Maybe with statues, or with schools, parks, and bridges named in their honor. Whatever the case, you likely wouldn’t ever think to include a casino on that list, especially […]

Sports Betting, Ponca Casino, and Slot Machines

Dear Supporters, This has been a really rough summer. After coming off of our 23rd year of no expanded gambling in Nebraska, I was looking forward to a rest before the next Legislative session in January. That was not to be! Our first blow came in May when the U.S.Supreme Court ruled that all states […]

Ponca Casino On Nebraska’s Border May Open Soon Despite Lawsuit

In Carter Lake, Iowa The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is preparing the site for construction and finalizing agreements to reimburse the city for revenues lost by making the land tribal territory. Bulldozers are preparing the land even as an effort by Iowa and Nebraska to block the casino is under review by a federal judge. […]

Gambling Bills in the Legislature

Is it too much to ask for “NO” expanded gambling bills in 2018? The answer apparently is “NO”!! This is a “short” year for the Nebraska legislature, 60 days, ending on April 18th, 2018. They have lots of important bills to discuss including closing a huge deficit in the budget but somehow a few pro-gambling […]

Update on Ponca Casino in Carter Lake, IA

Here we go again ! On November 15th the Ponca’s announced that they had finally (after 9 years on appeal) had gotten permission to build a casino on 5 acres of land in Carter Lake, Iowa (on Nebraska’s side of the Missouri). They had bought the land in 1999 under the pretense of building a Clinic. We […]