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Caesars will build Columbus Harrah Casino via CER connection

Caesars Entertainment merged with Columbus Exposition and Racing as part of a partnership where Caesars will build and operate the Harrah's Casino and Racetrack in Columbus, Nebraska.

Expected to be completed in

, casino development, estimated to cost around $ 40 million, is said to feature a new one mile horse racing surface, a 40 square foot casino and sports betting with over 400 slot machines and 40 table games complete with a restaurant and commercial space.

"We are delighted to welcome Harrah's to Nebraska," he said Tom Jackson, Managing Partner of CER. “When we were looking for a casino operator partner, Harrah's brand recognition and established code of commitment to employees, customers and the communities in which they operate proved to be an easy choice. In addition, their excellent rewards program and marketing team, efficient entertainment network and best-in-class gaming experience mark all the right boxes for this partnership.

“As we work to create a New Entertainment Venue in the Midwest, this partnership will be an important economic engine and job creator for Columbus and the surrounding communities.

“It also strengthens our commitment to the hard-working people involved in the Nebraska horse racing industry. We look forward to providing our valued customers with a new gaming and entertainment experience. ”

Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars EntertainmentHe added: “When voters in Nebraska opened the games on the racetracks, we knew that our experience in the casino industry combined with our commitment to horse racing made Harrah's a perfect fit.

"We look forward to creating a whole new Harrah's experience at Columbus and connecting it to our Caesars Rewards network nationwide."

Meanwhile Caesars Entertainment, senior vice president of racing, Joe Morris , noted: "Beyond the start of the casino game in Nebraska, we are excited to convert horse racing to Columbus."

"The opportunity to build a new first-class circuit on our property illustrates our commitment to the racing industry and our intention to continue the centuries-old racing tradition in the area."

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