Retail sports betting got underway in Nebraska Thursday with the help of WarHorse Casino in Lincoln.
Legal sports betting was first broached in the state legislature in 2020, and just a couple of months later, had the requisite support to go before the Governor. But despite the overwhelmingly early success, the infrastructure was not in place to open the market until this week.
It’s been over two years since Gov. Pete Ricketts signed LB 561 to bring the law into existence, but Nebraska is one of 38 states plus Washington D.C. with a legal market—and most importantly, it is now active.