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Dayton OKs Poker, Horse Race Gambling Expansion

Poker players will be able to find more seats and place bigger bets in horse track card rooms and Minnesota Indian tribes will get permission to simulcast live racing.

05/04/2012

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Horse Race Gambling Deal Clears Minn. House

Minnesota legislators have sent Gov. Mark Dayton a bill permitting more poker tables and higher betting limits at horse racing tracks and giving tribal casinos access to racing simulcasts.

04/30/2012

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Minn. House Takes On Vikings Proposal In Hearing

Republican leaders in the state House helped retool a Vikings stadium bill that’s headed for its first committee vote Monday, a new signal of support for a proposal that’s struggled to gain momentum at the Capitol.

04/02/2012

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Poll: Many Minnesotans In Favor Of Stadium

A statewide poll released Friday at the State Capitol shows that nearly two-thirds of Minnesotans are in favor of a Vikings stadium that would be funded in part by gambling revenues and built on the current Metrodome site.

03/23/2012

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$2.99 Million Lottery Ticket Sold In Nicollet County

A Hot Lotto ticket with a $2.99 million jackpot has been sold in Nicollet County Wednesday, according to the Minnesota State Lottery.

03/15/2012

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Vikings Stadium Bill Writers Mull Backup Financing

Minnesota lawmakers crafting a Vikings stadium bill are discussing whether and how to include a backup funding stream to a bar gambling plan behind an almost $400 million state contribution.

03/06/2012

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Senator: E-Pull Tabs Could Fund Vikings Stadium

A key lawmaker said electronic pulltabs are “gaining steam” as the preferred funding source for a new Vikings stadium.

01/19/2012

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Gambling’s Toll Obscured In Minn. Stadium Push

Backers of state funding for a Minnesota Vikings have keyed on taxes from expanded gambling as the likely financial centerpiece of their plan, but the social consequences of more gambling have not been a major focus of the debate.

11/25/2011

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Powerball Hitting New Heights

The Powerball lottery hasn’t had a winner since Labor Day week and tonight’s jackpot is one of the highest ever

11/02/2011

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Canterbury Park To Reopen Thursday

With the Minnesota government shutdown over, Canterbury Park in Shakopee plans to reopen Thursday morning.

07/20/2011

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Hearing At Canterbury Park

So far eight of the 62 scheduled days of racing at Canterbury Park have been canceled due to the state shutdown.

07/13/2011

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Powerball Ticket Price Goes Up $1 In Jan.

The price of Powerball lottery tickets will double next year.

07/05/2011

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Canterbury Park To Appeal Shutdown Decision

The race is off at Canterbury Park for the time being, and horse owners and jockeys are not sure how long they can hold out if the state government continues its shutdown.

07/04/2011

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Gov. Shutdown Would Mean Layoffs For Minn. Racetracks

The countdown to a government shutdown has thousands of Minnesota families wondering if they’ll see a steady paycheck this summer. And it’s not just state workers who could feel the pinch in 16 days if lawmakers don’t agree on a budget.

06/14/2011

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24 Charged In Extensive Drug, Gambling Case

Federal officials have charged 24 people in connection with an extensive drug and gambling case that covered Wisconsin, Minnesota, Washington, California and Illinois as well as Canada.

06/02/2011

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Lawmakers Float Racino Bill To Help Fund Stadium

Two Minnesota lawmakers have introduced a bill to authorize casino-style gambling at the Canterbury Park horse-racing track and use tax proceeds to help pay for a new Vikings stadium.

05/21/2011

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Minnesota Poll Shows Support For More Gambling

A new Minnesota Poll shows 72 percent of respondents supporting an expansion of gambling.

05/08/2011

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Tribes’ Gaming History Makes It Tough For Newcomers

Whether it’s racinos or a downtown Minneapolis casino, many proposals have been launched over the years claiming state and local governments deserve a shot to cash in on casino gaming.

05/05/2011

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Long-Awaited ‘Racino’ Bill Gets Minn. House Look

The long-pursued proposal to allow casino-style gambling at Minnesota horse-racing tracks finally got a hearing Thursday in a state House committee, but is showing little momentum just over two weeks from the end of the legislative session.

05/05/2011

Lawmakers discussed a bill that would allow horse racing tracks to install video slot machines at a March 21, 2011 press conference. (credit: CBS)

Minn. Gambling Proposal Makes Annual Debut

Two Republican lawmakers said Monday that Minnesota could raise money for job creation efforts by allowing horse racing tracks to install video slot machines.

03/21/2011

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Dayton: No Gambling In Minnesota Budget Proposal

Gov. Mark Dayton says he won’t include new gambling dollars in the state budget he will present in two weeks.

02/01/2011

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Charitable Gambling Continues Its Steady Decline

Cheryl Jick stands in the far corner of Schniepp’s Bar as the bartender rifles through a clear plastic box filled with white cards. Pulltabs in hand, Jick rejoins a group of women at one of the bar’s tables — co-workers from TRW Automotive.

12/12/2010

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Could Republican Majority Mean Racino?

Even before the new governor and legislature are out of the gate, there’s a race to the Capitol to pass racino.

11/10/2010

9/15/10 Chad Hartman 2pm Hour

In his final hour on Wednesday, Chad talked about the latest proposal to expand gambling in Minnesota, and took calls from listeners…

09/15/2010

The Nite Show with Mischke – 6/30/10

You wouldn’t expect many females to be situated in the life of Las Vegas bookmaking, but one woman worked in that very field for a few years starting in 2001.  That woman, author Beth Raymer, […]

07/01/2010

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