2020 Ballot Language
When Nebraskans vote on November 3, 2020 in the Nebraska General election (or during the early vote), there will be three ballot questions pertaining to expanding casino gaming in the state of Nebraska.
Ballot language can seem confusing, so we have included
a brief explanation as well as the actual ballot language below.
* * * * It is important that all three ballot measures pass. * * * *
The first question is a Constitutional Amendment asking for laws
to be made allowing casinos (games of chance) to be conducted
by authorized operators within licensed racetracks in the state.
Constitutional Amendment Ballot Question:
Shall the Nebraska Constitution be amended to state that laws may be enacted to allow for the licensing, authorization, taxation and regulation of all forms of games of chance to be conducted by authorized gaming operators within licensed racetrack enclosures in Nebraska?view info and sample ballot
The second question is a Statute allowing for games of chance to be conducted by authorized gaming operators within licensed racetracks, establishes a commission to regulate such gaming, and amend/repeal existing sections of Nebraska law to accommodate the new provisions of the statute.
Games of Chance – Racetrack Petition
Shall a statute be enacted which: (1) allows all games of chance to be conducted by authorized gaming operators within licensed racetrack enclosures in Nebraska, (2) establishes a Nebraska Gaming Commission to regulates such gaming, and (3) amends and repeals existing sections of law to harmonize provisions consistent with the enactment of such statute?view info and sample ballot
The last question is another statute setting up the precise taxes
on gross gaming revenue and how it will be distributed and collected,
as well as enforced.
3. Games of Chance – Tax Petition
Shall a statute be enacted which: (1) establishes an annual tax on gross gaming revenue generated by authorized gaming operators of games of chance within licensed racetrack enclosures of 20% of gross gaming revenue; (2) distributes 75% of such gaming tax revenues to the state for credit of 2.5% to the Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund, 2.5% to the General Fund, and 70.0% to the Property Tax Credit Cash Fund; (3) distributes 25% of such gaming tax revenues to the county where such licensed racetrack enclosure is located if the licensed racetrack enclosure is solely in an unincorporated area of a county or distributes 25% of such gaming tax revenues evenly between the county and the city or village where such licensedracetrack enclosure is located where the licensed racetrack enclosure is at least partially within the limits of a city or village in such county; and (4) designates the Nebraska Gaming Commission to collect , remit for distribution, and enforce penalties associated with such tax?view info and sample ballot