Can I play slots online in Nebraska?
No, you cannot. Just like other forms of online gambling, playing slots online is illegal in Nebraska. State law does not list online gambling among the forms of gambling that are exempted from the statewide ban.
The law also mentions in its definition of illegal gambling the use of a “computer gaming device” and an “electronic gaming device” to gamble as being prohibited, making it clear that online gambling is not allowed.
Sweepstakes model sites like Chumba Casino that use virtual currencies do allow players from Nebraska. But real money online slots are not a legal option otherwise in the state.
What are the chances that we get full-fledged Nebraska online casinos?
Slim at present. The lack of a legislative push for brick-and-mortar casinos or even to add sports betting in the state suggests online casinos are unlikely, at least in the near future.
I heard that New Jersey has legal online casinos. Can I play at those from Nebraska?
No. The online casinos in New Jersey are legal to play when located in New Jersey, but cannot even be accessed by those outside of the state. The sites use geolocation technology to ensure only those physically located within the state borders can play.
That means even if someone in Nebraska wanted to ignore the state’s prohibition against online gambling and play on a New Jersey site, it would not work.
I see casinos accepting Nebraska players when I Google the topic. Should I trust them?
Most likely what you are finding when doing those searches are offshore (that is, non-US) online casinos inviting Nebraskans to play. Besides violating Nebraska’s law against online gambling, there are other reasons to avoid these sites.
Since the sites operate outside the US, you cannot be assured of game integrity or the security of your banking the way you can when playing on legal sites that are licensed and regulated.