WarHorse Lincoln kicks off next phase of construction

August 2, 2023
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The casino will double in size once the renovation is finished.

Construction will start on the second phase of the WarHorse Lincoln casino expansion project next week, according to a local report from Nebraska local news Channel 8. The next phase will commence once all the building permits have been approved.

Nebraska Horsemen has partnered with WarHorse Gaming’s parent company, Ho-Chunk Inc., to launch both casinos in Lincoln and in Omaha. WarHorse opened its Lincoln temporary casino last fall. The destination currently features 433 slot machines.

The company said it will open a permanent casino in Lincoln toward the end of 2024.

Nebraska Horsemen Benevolent and Protective Association CEO Lynne McNally told local news that the casino’s expansion will double the size of the space. Once the renovation is complete, the updated casino will feature 900 more gaming stations, as well as a larger area for restaurant seating, sports betting and horserace simulcasting.

McNally commented, “You’ll be able to bet [on] the horse races and bet on a football game at the exact same time.

“The gaming space will be much more spread out, much more comfortable, and we’re doubling the number of gaming positions.”

She went on to discuss what will set WarHorse Lincoln apart from other Nebraska destinations.

McNally said in closing, “We’re going to be the true destination casino that we should be. And I should add that when the hotel is finished, we’ll be the only racetrack in the nation that has all the south-facing rooms on the finish line so you can watch the races from your room. It’s going to be exciting.”

Construction plans are currently in the work for a WarHorse casino in Omaha. The location will feature nearly 1,200 slots machines, 20 table games and a sportsbook, as well as both live and simulcast horseracing.

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