Nebraska Sports Betting

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Action Network check mark Updated February 2, 2024

Nebraska is currently in a sports betting waiting stage. Legislature approved sports betting in 2021 with the passing of LB 561, but potential changes to the law are causing delays.

While the wait is on for sports betting to officially go live, NE sports bettors can play PrizePicks, which is a leading Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) provider. PrizePicks is a unique over/under platform that prompts users to select their favorite players. Use our PrizePicks promo code ACTION6 to take advantage of up to $100 in first-time deposit matching today!

Nebraska Sports Betting Key Takeaways

Is online sports betting legal in Nebraska?

Yes, but it's still several months away from launching.

Will online sports betting come to Nebraska once these new laws take effect?

While it was approved two years ago, Nebraska sports betting is still delayed. We will provide updates as soon as they're available.

Are there any current legal options for sports betting in Nebraska?

No, there are not any current legal options to sports bet in Nebraska. The Action Network will update this once sports betting launches.

Will online sports betting come to Nebraska once these new laws take effect?

No, online sports betting is not part of the new law. LB 561 only accounted for in-person betting. It is unknown when online sports gambling will be legal in Nebraska.

PrizePicks is currently available in 30 states and Washington D.C. and is among the most simple and exciting DFS games in North America. More specifically, users just have to place their bets, pick their favorite players and choose over/under totals for a chance to win cash. New users can claim a deposit match on up to $100. 

Please keep in mind that NE state residents are unable to place their March Madness picks on PrizePicks' annual contest, Prop Madness.

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Nebraska Highlights

Nebraska Sports Betting and Casino Bill Signed into Law

Nebraska sports betting is now legal after Gov. Pete Ricketts signed the state’s first-ever commercial casino gaming bill into law. Nebraska’s gaming bill only permits retail sportsbooks at pari-mutuel race tracks, which can also offer “Las Vegas-style” casino gaming under the legislation. The bill prohibits bets on college games featuring in-state programs played in the state.

Nebraska Sports Betting Bill Advances Without In-State College Betting Restriction

Nebraska lawmakers advanced a sweeping casino authorization bill Tuesday, April 20, without an in-state college betting prohibition that would have prevented legal wagering on home games for popular programs such as the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.

Nebraska Casinos Could Open Door for Sportsbooks

Voters in Nebraska overwhelmingly approved ballot measures that will expand casino gaming options at six commercial horse tracks. This means slots and table games for are likely coming to all six, but the 2020 ballot measures could have further-reaching implications for sports betting.

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  • Nebraska Sports Betting Bill Advances Without College Betting Restriction

    Ryan Butler
    Apr 20, 2021 UTC
  • Nebraska Casino Measure Could Pave the Way For Legal Sports Betting

    Ryan Butler
    Oct 6, 2020 UTC
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How Nebraska Sports Betting Compares

We graded Nebraska on its sports betting bill and experience relative to other states.

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We'll evaluate Nebraksa's sports betting bill as it becomes available.

Sports betting bill analysis TBD. 

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Nebraska Teams to Bet on

Nebraska has no shortage of professional and college teams to bet on:

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Nebraska Cornhuskers Football

One of the most storied college football programs in the country, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are the only Division I football program in the state. They have five total National Championships and 26 bowl victories. They play at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, which is one of the rowdiest stadiums in all of college football.

The Cornhuskers haven't faired well in the past 20 years, however. Since 1997, Nebraska has shuffled through five different head coaches and haven't been to a bowl game since the 2016 season. The Cornhuskers are currently led by coach Scott Frost.

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Nebraska Cornhuskers Men's Basketball

Unlike their football counterparts, Nebraska's basketball team has seldom had success since beginning in 1897. They are the only major conference program in the country that has never won an NCAA tournament game, despite having seven appearances in their history.

The Cornhuskers are led by former Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, who coached the team to just 14 total wins in his first two seasons.

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Creighton Bluejays Men's Basketball

The winningest basketball program in the Cornhusker state is the Creighton Bluejays. Creighton has 1,534 all-time wins and 22 total appearances in the NCAA tournament. Once Creighton makes the tournament, they historically do well, advancing past the first round seven total times.

The Bluejays are led by coach Greg McDermott, who has been the coach for twelve seasons. 

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Omaha Mavericks Men's Basketball

The Omaha Maverick's are one of 44 teams to have never made the NCAA tournament. They compete in the Summit League and play their home games at the Baxter Arena. They had decent success when they were a Division II program, but haven't done much since leaping to DI.

The Mavericks are led by coach Derrin Hansen. 2023 is Hansen's 17th season at Omaha. 

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Sam is a sports betting reporter for The Action Network, covering the latest legal and industry news, among other things. A two-time Society of Business Editors and Writers award winner, Sam is based out of Washington DC. His interests are limited to the New York Knicks, combing through government regulations and his rescue-pup, Bowie.

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