May 17, 2024, marks a historic milestone as Harrah’s Columbus, NE Racing & Casino, Caesars Entertainment’s debut in Nebraska, opens its doors to the public for the first time. The grand opening festivities, attended by representatives from Caesars, Columbus Exposition and Racing, and the local community, commenced with a vibrant ribbon-cutting ceremony, giveaways, and much more.

Commencing the celebration, first spins and wagers:

As Business Wire reports, opening day guests were greeted with commemorative Harrah’s shirts as they embarked on an unforgettable journey through the property. From the inaugural spins on the slot machines to the exhilarating table game wagers, guests savored every moment of this historic occasion. The Caesars Race & Sportsbook witnessed its first bets, marking the debut of Caesars Sportsbook in the Cornhusker State. The day’s excitement peaked when the first jackpot, totaling $1,876, was claimed at 10:14 a.m. with a fortunate guest striking gold on Power Push.

Harrah’s Columbus, NE Racing & Casino boasts a sprawling 17,000-square-foot casino adorned with 400 state-of-the-art slot machines and 11 exhilarating table games. The crown jewel of the establishment, the Caesars Race & Sportsbook, features a spacious 2,100-square-foot sports and simulcast betting area. Adorned with 17 viewing screens, including a colossal 163-inch video wall, it promises the ultimate sports viewing experience for enthusiasts. This landmark opening signifies the debut of Caesars Sportsbook’s sports wagering services in Nebraska.

Beyond the gaming floor, guests can indulge in culinary delights at Brew Brothers, the award-winning restaurant founded by the esteemed Carano family in 1995. Meanwhile, Wishbones, the on-site bar, offers a vibrant atmosphere for relaxation and socializing. Exciting developments await with the construction of the Marriott Fairfield Inn and Townplace Suites adjacent to the casino, promising seamless connectivity upon its completion later this year.

Embracing racing tradition: 

In partnership with Columbus Exposition and Racing, Harrah’s Columbus, NE Racing & Casino is set to become the hub of equestrian excitement with its one-mile racetrack, the longest in the state. Enthusiasts can look forward to 15 live races every Friday to Sunday from Aug. 16 to Sept. 15, alongside a special race on Labor Day. Featuring Grandstand seating for all ages and in-person, as well as kiosk betting for patrons aged 21 and above, the racetrack promises thrills for all.

Harrah’s Columbus, NE Racing & Casino extends its allure as part of Caesars Entertainment’s expansive Caesars Rewards network. Guests can earn and redeem Reward Credits at this premier destination, unlocking a world of benefits at Caesars Entertainment’s 50+ properties across North America.