Casino gambling regulations approved in Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska casinos can soon begin applying for essentials like gaming licenses.

The legislature signed off on the final bills to get it all regulated.

LB561 creates Nebraska’s Racing and Gaming Commission, the last major piece to getting casino gambling up and running in the state.

The measure will head next to Governor Pete Ricketts's desk for approval or veto.

A spokesperson for the governor said that he traditionally takes his full five days to consider bills before taking action.