US – Elite Casinos to open temporary Nebraska casino this autumnBy Phil - 7 March 2022
Grand Island’s temporary casino could open to the public in Nebraska as early as autumn although with ‘many variables that are out of our control’ Fonner Park Chief Executive Officer Chris Kotulak said that opening could be delayed to October.
Elite Casino Resorts of Iowa, Fonner Park’s gaming operator, will construct the 200-slot temporary facility on the Fonner Park campus.
Mr. Kotulak said: “I would expect a temporary casino facility to be in operation before the end of 2022, but probably not until closer to October. It’s hard to predict which month the casino will open because there are many variables that are out of our control. It will look and feel like a casino, just a small one. We don’t want to short change our guests with an inferior environment or experience.”
The permeant Grand Island Casino Resort at Fonner Park will feature 650 slot machines with ability to add up to 850, 20 table games, a VIP Lounge and high limit slot. It will open alongside a 116-room boutique hotel with indoor and outdoor pool and full service spa and salon.