Lawmakers projected that e-pulltabs would raise $35 million toward the state's contribution for the new Vikings stadium during their first year of existence. Turns out that forecast was about $35 million too optimistic.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Sen. Sean Nienow says Dayton "duped" public about e-pulltabs, dem ... More >>
Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, is now betting against slot machines at the state's horse-racing tracks.Garofola authored racino legislation last session, but has recently had a change of heart. Racino supporters wanted slot machines installed at Canterbury Park and Running Aces, Minnesota's two ... More >>
Racino supporters have been trying to pass a bill allowing slot machines at Canterbury Park for the better part of a decade. A new agreement between Canterbury and the Mdewakanton Sioux presumably brings that push to an end.Today, the Star Tribune reports that the tribe will contribute tens of milli ... More >>
Steve Horner's latest battle in the war against Ladies' Night turned out to be a dead end. Earlier this month, Horner called brimming with optimism to report that the Nevada Equal Rights Commission was going to facilitate mediation between him and several Las Vegas casinos, which he had filed compl ... More >>
A bill that would've allowed Minnesota's horse-racing tracks to install slot machines died yesterday following a 8-5 rejection by the Senate Government Innovation and Veterans Committee. The bill would've used the additional gambling revenues, which were estimated to be between $87 and $120 milli ... More >>
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Proponents say expanding gambling at the state's two horse-racing tracks will help fund rural development, health care for children, and *ahem* sports stadiums.
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Minnesota regulators trying to stop online poker sites have failed in their attempt to make Internet service providers to block access to the sites. At least for now.
Minnesotans are pissed: They don't want Pawlenty to run for a third term and they do not approve of the state Legislature.
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The effort is sure to fail, but that won't stop the Minnesota Department of Public Safety from throwing time and money at it.
A Democratic state senator has a genius idea that makes gambling feel OK. It's for the children!
Can't resist the pull of a good torrent? Well, roll over Sergei Brin and tell Al Gore the news, the Twin Cities are now home to America's fastest Internet connections.
Earlier this week, the Strib published a list of the ten organizations that spent the most money lobbying the legislature between June 2004 and May 2005. Given Governor Pawlenty's hard push for casino expansion, it was no shock to learn that four of those ten organizations represented gaming interes ... More >>
Track's profits continue to surge Canterbury Park would like Minnesotans to believe that it's a struggling little horse track that might just go out of business if it's not permitted to install thousands of slot machines. Like tracks across the country, company officials are using these fiscal-scare ... More >>
Pawlenty's gambling push might be a budget quick fix, but it will cost in the long run
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