ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — 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.

The Gambling Control Board on Monday made e-tab Manufacturing LLC of St. Paul the second vendor approved to offer electronic pull tab games in Minnesota.

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Operating officer Jim Welbourne says his company hopes to place 6,000 machines in 600 locations such as bars within a year. He says the company also hopes the board next month approves its application to run linked bingo games that can pay high jackpots.

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Revenue from electronic games is below expectations so far. But Gov. Mark Dayton and regulators expect revenue to grow as more charities roll out the electronic version of the old-fashioned paper pulltabs.

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