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Dayton Declines To Take Stance On Lottery Curbs

Gov. Mark Dayton says he hasn’t formed a position on a bill that would bar the Minnesota Lottery from selling tickets over the Internet. Dayton said Wednesday that he will seek input from supporters and opponents as the bill progresses.

04/02/2014

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Lottery’s Venture Into Online Sales Fuels Backlash

A month after instant “scratch-off” Minnesota Lottery ticket sales went live on the Internet, the pioneering venture faces a high-powered threat at the Capitol. The Senate leaders of both parties and tax committee heads in both chambers are seeking a one-sentence change in state law to permanently turn off the new portal for gambling. Among other issues, lawmakers are upset that lottery officials introduced the games without seeking their approval through explicit legislation allowing it.

03/14/2014

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MSP Airport Considers Gambling Expansion

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport is eyeing a major expansion of gambling with a plan to sell Minnesota Lottery tickets on about 2,500 electronic tablets that are already installed in the main terminal. Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan confirms Monday that the plan is under consideration by the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

01/20/2014

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12-17-13 Mega Millions Fever On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Over $600 million is up for grabs tonight….what are your chances of winning? Click the link to hear the podcast!

12/17/2013

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Gambling Fails Stadium, But Some Charities Aided

Electronic betting games introduced a year ago to help pay for construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium did not end up raising a single cent for the project, but some charities that operate them have benefited anyway.

09/18/2013

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1 Year In, E-Pulltabs Failing Miserably In Minn.

Minnesota’s attempt to use electronic gambling in bars as a Vikings stadium revenue source has proven to be a bust. Even Gov. Mark Dayton admits as much in a Minnesota Public Radio News report Friday analyzing how early assumptions proved so wrong.

09/13/2013

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High-Tech Bingo Coming To Boost New Stadium Funds

There is now another way to gamble and help pay for the new Vikings stadium: electronic bingo. The Minnesota Gambling Control Board approved the high-tech bingo on Monday.

03/19/2013

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Pulltab Revenue Remains Stubbornly Low

Minnesota’s electronic gambling games still aren’t pulling in the cash the state is counting on to pay its share of the new Vikings stadium.

02/07/2013

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Regulators Approve New E-Pulltab Vendor

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.

12/17/2012

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MSP Airport Eyed For Electronic Pulltabs

Electronic pulltab games are being considered for the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport as state officials seek to boost revenue for its share of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

12/13/2012

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Dayton Not Inclined To Redo Vikings Stadium Plan

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.

12/06/2012

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Good Question: Does Money Equal Happiness?

The odds of winning the Powerball are about 171 million to 1. But a $2 ticket does buy you a chance to dream. And probably a whole new group of friends you never knew you had.

11/28/2012

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Powerball Jackpot Creating Big Stir, Big Dreams

The record high Powerball jackpot is now up to $550 million. The numbers are an estimate, so the jackpot could get even bigger as tonight’s drawing gets closer.

11/28/2012

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Man Robs Winona Bar Named Cheaters Near Police Station

A thief with eye for word play who also had a lot of bravado robbed a Winona bar named Cheaters about six blocks from the police station.

10/13/2012

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Tribes Want Federal Regulation Of Internet Gaming

With some states readying to start online gambling, Native American tribal leaders are calling on the federal government to step in as it did with brick-and-mortar gambling and establish regulations that ensure tribes get a piece of the action without having their revenue taxed and their sovereignty compromised.

07/26/2012

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