Minnesota is betting big on a technological expansion of small-dollar bar gambling to help build a $975 million Vikings stadium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Hot Lotto ticket with a $2.99 million jackpot has been sold in Nicollet County Wednesday, according to the Minnesota State Lottery.
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.
A key lawmaker said electronic pulltabs are “gaining steam” as the preferred funding source for a new Vikings stadium.
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.
The Powerball lottery hasn’t had a winner since Labor Day week and tonight’s jackpot is one of the highest ever
With the Minnesota government shutdown over, Canterbury Park in Shakopee plans to reopen Thursday morning.
So far eight of the 62 scheduled days of racing at Canterbury Park have been canceled due to the state shutdown.
The price of Powerball lottery tickets will double next year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new Minnesota Poll shows 72 percent of respondents supporting an expansion of gambling.
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.
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.
Two Republican lawmakers said Monday that Minnesota could raise money for job creation efforts by allowing horse racing tracks to install video slot machines.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he won’t include new gambling dollars in the state budget he will present in two weeks.
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.
Even before the new governor and legislature are out of the gate, there’s a race to the Capitol to pass racino.
In his final hour on Wednesday, Chad talked about the latest proposal to expand gambling in Minnesota, and took calls from listeners…