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Big Red Keno files lawsuit to operate new Lincoln casino

Geekinco - There's a battle brewing over who will get to operate the voter-approved casino at Lincoln's horse racing track.Big Red Keno says it has a signed operating agreement that shows it has the rights to operate any expanded gaming there. In a lawsuit filed in Lancaster County District Court last week, Big Red Keno cites a contract dating back to 2013, with Omaha Exposition Racing Inc. and the Lincoln Race Course.Part of the contract said:'If additional gambling activities are legalized in the future and you wish to offer those activities at the premises, we agree to use our best efforts to make those activities available to you on mutually agreed terms.''And in view of our significant capital investment... you agree not to permit anyone other than us to offer, supply or install gambling activities... under any circumstances before the scheduled expiration date of the agreement.'Big Red Keno said the contract was valid until 2033.However in March, Ho-Chunk Inc of the Winnebago Tribe and the Nebraska Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association announced plans to build a $220-million hotel, casino and event center at the Lincoln site. The horsemen association owns the land.Still, Big Red Keno's attorney Stephen Mossman said in a statement, 'Despite Big Red Keno's efforts to discuss the matter with Lincoln Race Course, Lincoln Race Course refused to honor the contract and has proceeded to breach the contract by moving forward with services from another provider.'Big Red Keno is asking the court to not to permit anyone except Big Red Keno to offer, supply or install gambling activities at the premises 'under any circumstances' before 2033 and that Big Red Keno be compensated for the monetary losses.In a letter to Big Red Keno, the attorney representing Omaha Exposition and Racing Chris Jerram said the OER is not the one expanding gambling. It just leases the property and operates racing. The lease does not grant OER and exclusive right to possess the property and that their lease ends in Jan. 2024.Lance Morgan, the CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc. said this is a legal issue between Big Red Keno and Omaha Exposition Racing. Ho-Chunk will build, own and operate the new casino. Morgan said has no concerns that the legal action will alter or delay their plans.The Nebraska Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association did not want to comment on the lawsuit.

There's a battle brewing over who will get to operate the voter-approved casino at Lincoln's horse racing track.

Big Red Keno says it has a signed operating agreement that shows it has the rights to operate any expanded gaming there.

Picks In a lawsuit filed in Lancaster County District Court last week, Big Red Keno cites a contract dating back to 2013, with Omaha Exposition Racing Inc. and the Lincoln Race Course.

Part of the contract said:

'If additional gambling activities are legalized in the future and you wish to offer those activities at the premises, we agree to use our best efforts to make those activities available to you on mutually agreed terms.'

Online 'And in view of our significant capital investment... you agree not to permit anyone other than us to offer, supply or install gambling activities... under any circumstances before the scheduled expiration date of the agreement.'

Compare Big Red Keno said the contract was valid until 2033.

However in March, Ho-Chunk Inc of the Winnebago Tribe and the Nebraska Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association announced plans to build a $220-million hotel, casino and event center at the Lincoln site. The horsemen association owns the land.

Still, Big Red Keno's attorney Stephen Mossman said in a statement, 'Despite Big Red Keno's efforts to discuss the matter with Lincoln Race Course, Lincoln Race Course refused to honor the contract and has proceeded to breach the contract by moving forward with services from another provider.'

Big Red Keno is asking the court to not to permit anyone except Big Red Keno to offer, supply or install gambling activities at the premises 'under any circumstances' before 2033 and that Big Red Keno be compensated for the monetary losses.

In a letter to Big Red Keno, the attorney representing Omaha Exposition and Racing Chris Jerram said the OER is not the one expanding gambling. It just leases the property and operates racing. The lease does not grant OER and exclusive right to possess the property and that their lease ends in Jan. 2024.

Lance Morgan, the CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc. said this is a legal issue between Big Red Keno and Omaha Exposition Racing.

Ho-Chunk will build, own and operate the new casino.

Morgan said has no concerns that the legal action will alter or delay their plans.

The Nebraska Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association did not want to comment on the lawsuit.

 

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