Elite Casino Resorts has moved one step closer to operating in Nebraska as the company submits its paperwork for a gaming licence application to build and operate Grand Island’s Fonner Park.
Said to hope for a “speedy response”, Elite Casino Resorts’ CEO, Dan Kehl, stated that, should the approval be received, the Fonner Park resort will open as a temporary casino inside the existing facility by late 2022, with 300 slot machines and five table games.
In April last year, Fonner Park CEO, Chris Kotulak, noted: “The Elite Casino Resorts team has a history of taking care of their employees and being involved in the communities in which they operate.
“They reinvest in their properties and take pride in the services they deliver to their guests. We could not ask for a better operator or a better partner for our community. And finally, the Elite Casino Resorts facilities and amenities are world class. This is the partner we want for our community.”
In relation to the permanent casino, construction of the property will commence in 2024 and is expected to be completed in 2025. The facility will include a 37,500-square-foot casino floor, 650 slot machines, 20 table games, a retail sportsbook and a 116-room hotel.
Elite Casino Resorts already runs three casino resorts in Iowa; Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Rhythm City Casino Resort, and Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort in Larchwood.