Plans for Fonner Park to redevelop the racing facility to house the temporary Grand Island Casino were approved by the Nebraska Race and Games Commission.
Construction of the temporary Grand Island Casino will begin immediately in the Fonner Park lobby. It offers 300 slot machines, horse racing kiosks, simulcasts, a small area with snack bars, and an elite casino resort club. Table games such as blackjack, craps and roulette will be added in 2023.
Vince Fiala, General Manager of Grand Island Casino Resort, said: “We look forward to being part of the Nebraska racing and gaming industry.”
Chris Kotulak, CEO of Fonner Park, said: “This is a huge win for Nebraska thoroughbreds, thoroughbred jockeys and Nebraska agriculture. Casino revenue can benefit the people of Nebraska in many ways and we are now one step closer to that reality.” I have.”
The temporary casino is expected to open in the next few months, pending approval from the Nebraska Horse Racing and Gaming Commission, and will remain open until the entire complex opens.
The entire complex features 650 slot machines, several board games, a sports book, a 116-room hotel, a variety of restaurants including Ruthie’s Steak & Seafood and the Draft Day Sports Lounge, a luxury spa, indoor and outdoor pools, A lounge is provided. is displayed.
A job fair is scheduled for his October 26-28, and that information is available on his website at the Grand Island Casino Resort. Potential employees must be at least 19 years old to work at the casino.