Electronic Pull Tabs
Jon Weaver, the CEO of e-pulltab and bingo distributor Express Games answered Viking stadium fund-raising questions with Dave Lee on Wednesday morning.
Funding for the Viking stadium has come up short at the Capitol in the past, but racino supporters say lawmakers can’t ignore it any longer.
A leading House Democrat proposed Monday afternoon to add the state sales tax to team jerseys and other pro sports merchandise to help cover the state’s share of the new Vikings stadium.
The Minnesota State Lottery is looking beyond simple scratch off tickets to help fund a Vikings stadium.
There’s a lot of revisionist history going on at the Capitol about those pulltab revenue projections — numbers that Gov. Mark Dayton says no one knew were wildly inflated.
The slow start so far for electronic pull-tab games that are supposed to help fund a new Minnesota Vikings stadium is showing a divide between manufacturers of the new games and suppliers of the traditional paper pull-tabs.
There’s a bit of a hold-up in the plans for a new Vikings stadium. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority had planned to choose the builder for the new home of the Vikings by Friday, but now they’re holding off.
Minnesota lawmakers who approved new forms of gambling in bars to help pay for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium are getting their first chance to scrutinize lagging revenues from that plan.
Minnesota gambling regulators have approved a new vendor for the electronic gambling games that are being counted on to help pay the state’s share of a new Vikings stadium.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday downplayed the sluggish start of a statewide gambling initiative being counted on to help fund the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, saying doesn’t plan to redo the financing package during the upcoming legislative session.
The revenue coming in from the electronic pulltab games are not enough to fund the new Vikings stadium.
Express Games announced Wednesday that Minnesota charities have reached a crucial milestone in the push for electronic pull tabs.
Minnesota regulators have approved the first electronic pull-tab games to help pay for a new Vikings stadium. The Gambling Control Board signed off Tuesday on five new animated versions of the paper pull-tabs that have long been a fixture in bars.
Authorities in St. Cloud put a stop to an illegal gambling operation on Thursday at the Triple Crown Sweepstakes, police said.
Funding has always been a crucial part of the debate for a new Vikings stadium.
Stadium supporters promise a windfall from electronic pull tabs and bingo, but there’s not a lot of evidence to support that.
The bill will likely go to lawmakers next week. It puts the new stadium in the same space as the Metrodome. Governor Mark Dayton called it “The People’s Stadium” on Thursday.
There has been plenty of talk at the Minnesota State Capitol about a new Vikings stadium and now gambling is back on the table. But how much gambling money is actually available in Minnesota right now?