A Constitutional amendment to put “Horse Slots” on the ballot passed the Legislature. GWGL challenged it in the courts and the Supreme Court agreed with us and threw it out, another miracle.
LB 273 would change Keno game times from five minutes to two minutes between games. That is a 40% increase to 20 games per hour as opposed to the previous 12. The faster the game, the faster the addiction and the more money lost by players. This bill passed first round by a vote of 25 – 14 in the Legislature. It will be up for second reading in January, 2014.
LR 41CA is a Constitutional Amendment which will allow “Horse Slots” at all race tracks in Nebraska. Since there is no limit to the number of slot machines, race tracks would become casinos with unlimited slots. It would also open the door to Native American casinos and other casinos throughout the state. This bill passed first round in the Legislature by 29 to 19. Thirty votes are needed on final reading in the 2014 Legislature to put this Constitutional Amendment on the general election ballot in November 2014.