Introduction to Nebraska Slot Machine Casino Gambling 2017
Nebraska slot machine casino gambling is a bit perplexing, due to the lack of a state gaming commission to establish clear state gaming regulations. The Nebraska legislature has defined games of chance and gambling very differently from other states. Basically, these legal definitions are highly limited.
Nebraska has 21 casinos that offer a total of about 900 video gaming machines. Slot machines are not available, but the relatively poor substitute of video bingo is available along with video keno and video poker electronic gaming machines.
No publicly available monthly reports on payout percentage returns are available for Nebraska.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in Nebraska*
There is no minimum age for gambling in Nebraska because, as defined by the Nebraska legislature, gambling is illegal and therefore doesn’t legally exist.
The Nebraska legislature has identified games of chance as being gambling, and that all forms of gambling are illegal. However, Nebraska law does not define keno, pickle cards, bingo, the state lottery, racing, and more as being games of chance. Therefore, by law, these activities do not qualify as gambling. So, again by Nebraska law, they are not illegal.
Under that interesting interpretation of games of chance and gambling by the Nebraska legislature, there are truly no legal forms of gambling in Nebraska. By most other states accepted definitions of gambling, however, it does exist.
So, if you’d like to play a typical electronic gaming device such as video keno, video poker, or video bingo, then there are about 21 locations in Nebraska that, combined, have nearly a thousand gaming machines. These locations are casinos, but gambling does not occur there. Because, well, that would be illegal.
*The purpose of this section is to inform the public of state gambling laws and how the laws apply to various forms of gambling. This information is not intended to provide legal advice.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in Nebraska
It is illegal to privately own a slot machine in the state of Nebraska.
Gaming Control Board in Nebraska
In 2004, an initiated state statue was proposed which, if it had not been defeated by 52.78% of those voting, would have created a Nebraska Gaming Commission to regulate gaming. This was called Measure 420, or alternatively the Nebraska Gaming Commission and Casino Regulation Initiative.
The measure would have permitted communities to authorize games of chance and the use of gaming devices at casinos, racetracks, and establishments that sell liquor on the premises.
Established in 2010 is a private organization called the Nebraska Gaming Commission. This online resource admits to having no affiliation with the Nebraska government or the U.S. federal government.
Casinos in Nebraska
Other Nebraska casinos known to have gaming machines include:
- Iron Horse Bar & Casino in Emerson with 87 gaming machines.
- Lucky 77 Casino in Walthill with 64 bingo gaming machines.
- Native Star Casino in Winnebago with 88 gaming machines.
Nebraska’s 21 casinos are:
- American Legion Papillion in Papillion.
- Backaracks Bar & Grill in Scottsbluff.
- Brownies Watering Hole Keno in Papillion.
- Company Bar and Grill in Mitchell.
- Fonner Park Casino in Grand Island.
- Hastings Keno Bar and Grill in Hastings.
- Hop House Bar and Grill in Papillion.
- Horseman’s Park in Omaha.
- Iron Horse Bar & Casino in Emerson.
- Jerzes Sports Bar & Keno in Papillion.
- Lincoln Race Track in Lincoln.
- Lucky 77 Casino in Walthill.
- Lucky’s Keno Main Parlor in Scottsbluff.
- Native Star Casino in Winnebago.
- Ohiya Casino & Resort in Niobrara.
- Platte County Ag Park in Columbus.
- Ralston Keno in Ralston.
- Rosebud Casino in Valentine.
- Rustic Tavern Morrill in Morrill.
- Sugar Club in Scottsbluff.
- Winners Lounge and Keno in Omaha.
Summary of Nebraska Slot Machine Casino Gambling 2017
Nebraska slot machine casino gambling consists of 21 casinos that offer 900 video gaming machines such as video keno and video bingo for slots enthusiasts.
Nebraska has not yet established a state gaming commission. Therefore, no publicly available monthly reports on payout percentage returns are available for Nebraska.
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