Doug Peterson

Nebraska Attorney General

Attorney General Peterson Files Complaint in Lancaster County District Court

Today, the Nebraska Attorney General filed a Complaint in Lancaster County District Court.

In November of 2018, the Attorney General issued a letter to the Nebraska State Racing Commission advising it did not have legal authority to approve wagering on previously run races using so-called “historical horse racing” machines.  The commission nevertheless proceeded to approve use of such machines contrary to Nebraska statutes and the Nebraska Constitution.  We are asking a court to declare the Commission’s action unlawful and to stop the use of these machines, as Nebraska law does not permit the Commission’s unilateral decision to expand gambling without action by the Legislature or the citizens of Nebraska.