Kimball officials to hear horse racing track and casino proposal

KIMBALL - The City of Kimball and County Commissioners announced a special joint meeting to hear a presentation about a proposed horse racing track and casino.

The meeting with Developer, Canterbury Park Holdings, will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kimball Transit Conference Center on the corner of Highway 30 and Chestnut. The meeting is open to the public.

The proposal includes a resort hotel, event center, restaurants and fueling station north of Interstate 80 near the Hwy. 71 exit. 

In July, the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission heard proposals for five new horse racetracks-casino projects, including one in Gering and North Platte. No action was taken.

Nebraska voters last year approved a constitutional amendment allowing casinos at licensed horsetracks. 

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