A state lawmaker has introduced a measure that could lead to legalized casino gambling in Nebraska.
State Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus proposed a constitutional
amendment Tuesday to authorize gambling in the state. The measure
would not allow casinos within 60 miles of a bordering state, if
the border state agrees to share some of its gambling revenue with
Gambling revenue would include taxes or licensing fees on games
of chance, admission fees, and other taxes.
The money would go to the Legislature's cash reserve, state
education programs and public transportation needs. One percent of
the revenue would go to a compulsive gamblers assistance fund.