The Prairie Flower, first casino on the Nebraska side of the Missouri River, set to open Nov. 1

By Steve Liewer / World-Herald staff writer

The Prairie Flower is getting ready to bloom.

The new casino in Carter Lake will open at noon on Nov. 1, according to a press release from Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, which owns and operates the facility.

The 9,500-square-foot casino is being built on 5 acres of land at Ninth Street and Avenue H, about 3 miles north of downtown Omaha. It will feature 200 slot-style machines, a full-service bar and a snack bar but no table games at this time, said Jimmy Centers, a spokesman for the tribe.