Congratulations are in order as Nebraska sports betting has become the latest to join the regulated market! And while we are happy that betting on sports continues to expand, we cannot help but be a little disappointed that wagers will not be allowed online.
Governor Pete Ricketts signed the legislation, which not only legalized betting on sports in the state, but also allowed for the expansion of casino gambling. Horse tracks in the state will now be permitted to offer “Las Vegas style” games, which we hope includes slots, craps, roulette, blackjack, and video poker.
Initially, the Governor was opposed to the idea of expanded gambling. He even wrote an article which was published praising his state for remaining free of casinos.
Even though Nebraska sports betting will be permitted, no bets on in-state collegiate games will be allowed. And for now, all Nebraska sports betting must be done in person.