WarHorse Gaming Omaha

WarHorse Gaming has held a second groundbreaking ceremony in short succession as the group began work on the construction of the future WarHorse Omaha.

This kicks off an anticipated 18 months of construction that will deliver a casino with more than 1,200 slots machines, 20 table games, sportsbook and both live and simulcast horse racing. The final facility will also include a variety of dining options, sports bar, and café.

“It’s very exciting to have reached this point but even more exciting knowing what the future holds for Omaha and the state. Nebraskans made their thoughts clear in the 2020 election – we want to keep our money in our state. Today is a significant milestone in making that happen,” commented Lance Morgan, President and CEO of Ho-Chunk, the parent company of WarHorse Gaming.

The groundbreaking event featured remarks from Morgan, as well as Garald Wollesen, Nebraska Horsemen President, and others.

“Nebraskans won’t have to wait much longer for the chance to play their favourite slots,” Morgan added.

“We’re planning a fairly substantial phased opening in the second half of 2023. By this time next year, our goal is to be generating some much-needed property tax relief for the state.”

Last month also saw WarHorse Gaming hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the future WarHorse Casino Lincoln after being issued with provisional Nebraska Gaming Licences in early June.

This also commences an expected 18 months of construction, with the final complex to boast a casino with more than 1,100 slots machines, 100 table games, sportsbook, live and simulcast horse racing, and several dining options, including a high-end steakhouse, sports bar, café and others. It will also include an approximate 200-room hotel and three-storey parking garage.