Minnesota regulators on Monday approved guidelines for new electronic gambling devices that are a major revenue source to offset debt on a new Vikings football stadium.
Regulators overseeing a significant gambling expansion to pay for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium are on the verge of adopting requirements for new hand-held devices coming soon to bars and restaurants across the state.
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.