A Coon Rapids woman has been charged with theft after allegedly stealing more than $100,000 from her company since October of 2012. Tara Jo Luby, 41, is facing one count of theft by swindle for an amount over $35,000.
One of four men suspected in a cheating scheme at Canterbury Park last summer is under arrest. Duane Racle, 75, of Lake City, Fla., is being held in the Scott County jail.
Trial has been set for a Minnesota man accused of running an illegal gambling operation in North Dakota. Gerald Greenfield pleaded not guilty in federal court Thursday to three counts, including conducting sports betting business and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.