WarHorse Gaming, a division of Native American casino operator Ho-Chunk, expects its development at Nebraska’s Lincoln Race Course to deliver a “top-notch facility”.
This comes as the group releases an animated 3D conceptual rendering of a future casino and the venue, with expanded gaming expected in some form as early as late 2021, before full casino operations are up and running next year.
The animation is a conceptual glimpse of the exterior and interior of the casino and racecourse facilities after a proposed $200m investment into the complex to expand casino gaming. The casino and accompanying resort are lauded as roughly bringing 925 jobs to the city.
In addition to Lincoln Race Course, WarHorse Gaming recently released a similar style video for the casino concept at the current Horsemen’s Park in Omaha, with plans also underway alongside the same lines for a horse racing track and casino in South Sioux City.
WarHorse Gaming will be responsible for casino management and gaming operations at the Lincoln Race Course, Horsemen’s Park in Omaha, and Atokad in South Sioux City.
Both WarHorse Gaming and the Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association are at the beginning planning stages to expand casino operations at the horse racing tracks. The three casinos will all be branded under the WarHorse moniker.
“Although we’re still early in the process, it’s exciting to see the potential of a world-class gaming operation for the city of Lincoln and the state of Nebraska,” said Lance Morgan, President and CEO of Ho-Chunk.
“Our goal is to build a top-notch facility that compliments horse racing while at the same time offering a resort style casino/hotel on the property.”
Last year, Ho-Chunk announced the appointment of Brian Chamberlain as the executive director of the new division, and that subsidiary Blue Earth Marketing will act as agency of record for all three casinos.