- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska regulators have approved plans for a horse track and simulcast wagering facility at the site of the former Atokad Downs in South Sioux City.

On Thursday the Nebraska Racing Commission granted a license for South Sioux City Racing and Events Inc. The track is being developed by Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Atokad Downs closed in 2012.

There will be a single day of live racing at the new, short track on Sept. 10. State law requires Nebraska tracks to hold at least one day of live racing to also offer simulcast bets from other tracks.

The South Sioux City complex also would be eligible to add casino gambling if voters were to approve gambling measures being proposed for the November ballot.

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