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Minnesota Sees Rise in Pull-Tab Gambling Sales

Minnesota, one of the states that have legalized electronic pull-tab games, has seen their profits on the venture increase by 80% in the last fiscal year. The revenue from electronic pull-tabs alone rose to $360 million. While pull-tabs got off to a slow start in the state six years ago, they have come on strong lately.

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9/7/2020

article Off-track betting restrictions limit Minnesota horse racing wagers during pandemic
(Minnesota) -- When it comes to wagering on horse races, Jay Lietzau is a numbers guy. An accountant by trade, he calculates his odds of winning with a stats sheet in...

6/15/2020

article Fond-du-Luth, Black Bear Casinos Open After Three Months Closed
(Minnesota) -- After being closed for three months, Fond-du-Luth Casino in downtown Duluth and Black Bear Casino in Cloquet are now back open for businesses, with some...

6/11/2020

article Northeast Minnesota casinos set to reopen
(Minnesota) -- Three casinos in northeast Minnesota will welcome gamblers to try their luck beginning next week, after shutting down due to COVID-19. Black Bear Casino...
article Black Bear Casino Resort Reopening Next Week
(Minnesota) -- Black Bear Casino Resort announced Thursday that it will be reopening next week. According to Black Bear’s website, they will be re-opening at 10:00...

6/4/2020

article Cedar Lakes Casino, Northern Lights Casino announce phased reopening June 22
(Minnesota) -- After nearly three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, both Cedar Lakes Casino in Cass Lake, and Northern Lights Casino in Walker, will be...

5/30/2020

article Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel to reopen June 1, 2020
(Minnesota) -- Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel, wholly owned and operated by the Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota, will open its first phase to the...

5/26/2020

article Mystic Lake, Little Six Casinos reopen May 26, guests must wear masks
(Minnesota) -- Mystic Lake and Little Six Casino reopened Tuesday as Minnesota begins to ease restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux...

5/21/2020

article Judge: Electronic pulltabs don't violate tribal gambling monopoly
(Minnesota) -- Electronic pulltabs, the source of public funding for U.S. Bank Stadium, survived a legal challenge Thursday by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community....

5/19/2020

article Minnesota casinos starting to open with several precautions in place
(Minnesota) -- Some casinos in Minnesota are starting to reopen. But they are taking extra precautions to keep employees and guests safe. Mystic Lake and Little Six...

5/18/2020

article Minnesota tribal casino reopens in a 'new normal'
(Minnesota) -- Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort reopened for business on Monday, May 18, and by so doing is believed to have become the first of the state’s...
article Want to roll the dice? Wear a mask. Mystic Lake and Little Six Casinos to reopen May 26 with safety protocols
(Minnesota) -- Two Twin Cities casinos will reopen May 26, with strict safety protocols planned for guests and employees. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community on...

5/17/2020

article Granite Falls casino says it’s opening doors today
(Minnesota) -- Prairie’s Edge Casino announced Friday that it will reopen at noon today after being closed for two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

5/15/2020

article Minnesota House OKs horse racing bill
(Minnesota) -- A bill meant to ease pressure on Minnesota horse racing tracks affected by the coronavirus pandemic is a step closer to becoming law. The Minnesota House...
article Minnesota House OKs horse racing bill
(Minnesota) -- A bill meant to ease pressure on Minnesota horse racing tracks affected by the coronavirus pandemic is a step closer to becoming law. The Minnesota House...

5/12/2020

article Amended bill would give Canterbury Park some breathing room ahead of a season with empty stands
(Minnesota) -- District 55A Rep. Brad Tabke, DFL-Shakopee, and District 55B Rep. Tony Albright, R-Prior Lake, are working on a stripped bill to help Canterbury Park earn...

5/8/2020

article Bill renews debate over gambling expansion
(Minnesota) -- A bill aimed at relieving financial strain on Minnesota horse racing tracks hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic has renewed debate over the expansion of...

4/19/2020

article Tribes and nearby communities take huge hits from COVID-19 casino shutdowns
(Minnesota) -- A pair of new economic studies show tribes in Minnesota and throughout the country are facing billions of dollars in lost revenues needed for the health...

4/18/2020

article Tribes and nearby communities take huge hits from COVID-19 casino shutdowns
(Minnesota) -- A pair of new economic studies show tribes in Minnesota and throughout the country are facing billions of dollars in lost revenues needed for the health...

3/17/2020

article Many casinos closing across Minnesota, though some — including Mystic Lake — remain open
(Minnesota) -- Several tribal-run casinos are temporarily closing, though Minnesota's largest — Mystic Lake — will remain open for now. Black Bear Casino...

3/6/2020

article Tribes Oppose Minnesota Sports Betting Despite Changes To Bill
(Minnesota) -- Native American tribes remain opposed to Minnesota sports betting. The first Minnesota sports betting committee hearing of the year showed that little has...

3/3/2020

article Minnesota Senator Attempts To Revive Sports Betting Bid In Face Of Considerable Opposition
(Minnesota) -- While Minnesota voters flocked to ballot booths on Super Tuesday, political leaders in the North Star State convened in the State Senate in an effort to...

2/29/2020

article Running Aces Casino and Racetrack raises the stakes with new hotel
(Minnesota) -- It doesn’t have the name recognition or history of Canterbury Park, but Running Aces Casino and Racetrack in Anoka County may give its south metro...
article Running Aces Casino to Open $18M Hotel
(Minnesota) -- Next month, the Running Aces Casino in Columbus, Minnesota, will open a hotel alongside its card room and race track.

2/14/2020

article Minnesota Charitable Gaming Revenue Outpacing Forecasts, Money Earmarked for Vikings NFL Stadium
(Minnesota) -- Expanded charitable gaming in Minnesota has resulted in tax revenue that could top $250 million in the coming years. But the money might not be utilized...
article Shakopee community challenging legality of electronic pulltabs
(Minnesota) -- Electronic pulltabs, the source of public funding for U.S. Bank Stadium, are facing a legal challenge from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community that...

1/16/2020

article Rate of gambling addiction still unclear in Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- It started with parlay cards. It morphed into betting with a bookmaker. Years later, Don Weinberger's compulsion to gamble had him skipping work to...

1/9/2020

article Minnesota casino deploys 21-foot outdoor display
(Minnesota) -- Cedar Lakes Casino & Hotel in Cass Lake, Minnesota partnered with LSE Architects of Minneapolis and SignArt Company to deploy a Watchfire Signs...

10/28/2019

article Gambling tax vexes Mankato council
(Minnesota) -- Charitable groups are portraying it as a greedy deed by the city of Mankato that will harm everyone from veterans to youth hockey players. City staff...

10/23/2019

article County board calling for meeting with Gov. Walz
(Minnesota) -- Mille Lacs County Board during a work session on Oct. 1 made it known they are calling for a meeting with Gov. Walz to update the Governor on the effect...

9/26/2019

article MN Lawmakers Head To Iowa To See Legal Sports Betting Up Close
(Minnesota) -- A Minnesota sports betting bill wasn’t able to pass through the legislature earlier this year. But, that doesn’t mean MN legislators aren...

9/25/2019

article Gambling addiction in Minnesota's Lao community is mostly hidden
(Minnesota) -- Gambling is a part of social life in Laotian culture, but not many talk about what to do when it becomes addictive. “Gambling is part of our culture...

9/23/2019

article Minnesota legislators head to Iowa see if sports betting is right for the state
(Iowa) -- The Vikings game was a snoozer, but the Minnesotans watching the big screens at Diamond Jo Casino were still cheering loudly Sunday long after the outcome of...

9/18/2019

article BLOG: The Future of Sports Betting in Minnesota is Up in the Air… What’s Next?
(Minnesota) -- If you’ve spent any time in or around the sports writing world this past year or two you’ll certainly have noticed the effect that sports betting has had...

9/14/2019

article ICYMI: Iowa bets, Minnesota holds on sports gambling
(Minnesota) -- It sounds like the start of a joke — What does Iowa have that Minnesota doesn't? For some state lawmakers the answer is legal sports betting...

9/12/2019

article Minnesota could pursue at sports gambling, thanks to Iowa
(Minnesota) -- Iowa impeded when it decided to authorize sports gambling this May. Seeing how quickly sports fans took to the activity, and out of fear of losing revenue...

9/10/2019

article Iowa Envy Has Some Minnesota Pols Looking to Revive Stalled Sports Betting Legislation
(Minnesota) -- Sports betting recently commenced in Iowa and that appears to be all the impetus some politicians in neighboring Minnesota need to resuscitate similar...
article Minnesota could take another stab at sports gambling thanks to Iowa
(Minnesota) -- Iowa opened up a can of worms when it decided to legalize sports gambling this past May. Seeing how quickly sports fans took to the activity, and out of...

9/5/2019

article Iowa bets, Minnesota holds on sports gambling
(Minnesota) -- It sounds like the start of a joke — What does Iowa have that Minnesota doesn't? For some state lawmakers the answer is legal sports betting...

8/29/2019

article Sports betting legal in Iowa, stalled in Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- Legalized sports betting is creeping closer to the Minnesota border, but Minnesota sports fans still have to leave the state to place a bet on their...

8/17/2019

article Could Minnesota Sports Betting Come From Lottery Provider?
(Minnesota) -- Earlier this week, the Minnesota State Lottery and International Game Technology (IGT), agreed to extend their current contract to run through November of...

6/19/2019

article Minnesota Divided By Two Sports Betting Bills
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota statehouses have introduced their own sports gambling bills, potentially bringing domestic sports wagering to North Star state. Minnesota...

3/25/2019

article How to gamble like a Minnesotan
(Minnesota) -- There once was a time—t’was ugly, ‘round about when folks believed in a thing called “Manifest Destiny”—whereupon the...

3/20/2019

article Reality Check: The Odds Of Sports Betting Coming To Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- Just like every year, March Madness is taking over offices all over America in the form of Final Four brackets. But this year, there’s a twist. A...

3/11/2019

article Why legalizing sports betting (still) faces such long odds at the Legislature this year
(Minnesota) -- Legal sports betting may be coming to Minnesota. But it doesn’t seem to be in much of a hurry. Consider that the Senate bill that would partially...

3/10/2019

article Minnesota sports betting bill clears first committee, but odds still against it
(Minnesota) -- The Senate tax committee voted 5-2 Thursday to send a bill that would legalize sports betting to the state government committee — but the bill still...
article Why legalizing sports betting (still) faces such long odds at the Legislature this year
(Minnesota) -- Legal sports betting may be coming to Minnesota. But it doesn’t seem to be in much of a hurry. Consider that the Senate bill that would partially...

3/9/2019

article St. Paul Officials Rethinking How Funds Generated From Charitable Gambling Are Distributed
(Minnesota) -- The cut from charitable gambling in St. Paul Minnesota, that is sent to youth programs may soon be restricted to those organizations helping the neediest...

3/7/2019

article Sports betting bill clears first committee, but odds still against it
(Minnesota) -- The Senate tax committee voted 5-2 Thursday to send a bill that would legalize sports betting to the state government committee — but the bill still...
article Sports betting bill passes 1st test at Minnesota Legislature
(Minnesota) -- A bill to legalize sports betting in Minnesota cleared its first test at the Legislature on Thursday but faces an uncertain future amid tribal opposition...

3/4/2019

article Minnesota prepares for debate on remote sports betting bill
(Minnesota) -- State lawmakers in Minnesota are preparing to consider a new bill that could lead to the legalisation of sports betting at tribal casino in the US state....

3/3/2019

article It’s a Minnesota thing. We discover the joys of the meat raffle
(Minnesota) -- As a non-native Minnesotan (though I’ve been here more than 20 years), the meat raffle, until recently, was foreign to me. Growing up in rural...

2/22/2019

article Minnesota Sports Betting Bill Begins Long Journey in House
(Minnesota) -- After months of speculation, Minnesota lawmakers introduced a sports betting legalization bill in the state House of Representatives earlier this week....

2/18/2019

article Gambling Growth Boosts US Bank Stadium Reserves
(Minnesota) -- The new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis was projected to be paid for through tax revenue through the end of the 2020s. However, as it turns out, gambling...

2/16/2019

article MN Lawmakers Announce Legislation To Legalize Sports Gambling
(Minnesota) -- Sports betting is currently illegal in Minnesota. That means if you want to bet the "over" in the next Vikings-Packers game, you have to do it...

2/14/2019

article Minnesota bill would authorize tribes to offer sports betting
(Minnesota) -- At a press conference held on Wednesday, Minnesota Representative Pat Garofalo introduced the Safe and Regulated Sports Gambling Act of 2019.
article Minnesota Legislator Introduces Bill to Legalize Sports Betting at Tribal Casinos
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Representative Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) has introduced a new bill that would legalize sports betting at tribal gaming facilities in the state...
article You Can’t Handle The Truth About New Minnesota Sports Betting Bill
(Minnesota) -- A new Minnesota sports betting bill takes a unique approach to handling the tax rate for the industry. Rather than tax the gross gaming revenue for...

2/13/2019

article Bill To Legalize Sports Betting At Minnesota-Based Tribes Announced
(Minnesota) -- A month after the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association sent a letter to Minnesota legislative leaders opposing off-reservation sports betting, a state...
article In push for legal sports betting, lawmakers hear concerns over reservation lands
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday, hoping the state will fall in line with others when it comes to legal sports betting. Rep. Pat Garofalo...
article Sports betting bill emerges but effort a longshot
(Minnesota) -- Top legislative proponents of legalized sports betting in Minnesota have pared back their plan in an attempt to win support of American Indian tribes. A...
article Sports betting tries its odds at Minnesota Capitol
(Minnesota) -- A pair of Republican lawmakers Wednesday, Feb. 13, made the first pitch for legalized sports betting following last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling...

2/3/2019

article Weighing the odds on sports betting
(Minnesota) -- As the push for legalized sports betting begins anew in Minnesota, backers concede there's a lot to ground to cover because it's one of the most...

1/27/2019

article Minnesota tribes come out against sports betting legalization
(Minnesota) -- An organization representing the interests of Minnesota’s tribal casino industry has reportedly written to the state’s new Governor, Tim Walz...

1/24/2019

article Long road ahead for sports betting in Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- Sports bettors looking to place wagers on a legal footing in Minnesota could be in for a long wait thanks to a cautious approach being taken to the issue...

1/23/2019

article Some lawmakers want legal sports betting in Minnesota, but opposition will be fierce
(Minnesota) -- Advocates of legalized sports betting in Minnesota are urging the Legislature to allow wagers on their favorite athletic contests, drawing hope from a...

1/22/2019

article Minnesota Sports Betting Facing Major Legalization Delay
(Minnesota) -- As more and more states like Connecticut continue to push for legalized sports betting by the week, Minnesota's initiative to introduce legal sports...
article Minnesota Tribal Operators Hope to Scuttle State’s 2019 Sports Betting Push
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota lawmakers are mulling sports betting regulation this year, but the state’s tribal operators have already tossed a substantial monkey...

1/21/2019

article Facing long odds, advocates of legalized sports betting must make decision
(Minnesota) -- The odds of legalizing sports gambling in Minnesota appear to be long in 2019, and one advocate says it’s time to compromise with Native American...
article Minnesota tribes fight state’s sports gambling plans
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota is one of the latest states in the U.S. said to be considering legalizing sports gambling. Introduction of legislation on the subject is always...

1/20/2019

article Sports Betting Legalization in Minnesota Faces Tribal Backlash
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Senator Roger Chamberlain has been optimistic that sports betting will be legalized in 2019. He is the chairperson of the Senate Taxes Committee...

1/17/2019

article Will Minnesota Legalize Sports Betting This Session? It Doesn’t Seem to Be in the Cards
(Minnesota) -- A brief letter from a major player in the world of legal gambling has changed the politics around the issue of sports betting in Minnesota. At least for...

1/5/2019

article Minnesota Sees Rise in Pull-Tab Gambling Sales
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota, one of the states that have legalized electronic pull-tab games, has seen their profits on the venture increase by 80% in the last fiscal year...

12/27/2018

article Minnesota Lawmaker Says Tax Revenue Not Top Priority For Sports Betting Push
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota has the potential to generate more than $40 million annually in tax revenue from sports betting, but a lawmaker leading the conversation in the...

12/12/2018

article Could legalized sports betting be coming to Minnesota sooner rather than later?
(Minnesota) -- Many supporters of gambling expected that a case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court a year ago would finally open the door to sports betting...
article Rising gambling tax revenues fill US Bank Stadium’s reserves
(Minnesota) -- Tax revenues from charitable gambling are generating so much revenue for paying off the debt for U.S. Bank Stadium that Minnesota officials say corporate...

11/22/2018

article Electronic pulltabs are pulling in sales
(Minnesota) -- Once a flop in Minnesota, electronic pull tab gambling is taking off. Sales rose 80 percent during the state’s fiscal year that ended June 30,...

11/18/2018

article Electronic Pull Tab Sales Could Help Minnesota Save Money On U.S. Bank Stadium
(Minnesota) -- People are spending big bucks on electronic pull tabs in Minnesota and that could help the state. Annual sales of electronic pull tabs rose 80 percent...

11/17/2018

article Minnesota sees rise in electronic pull-tab gambling sales
(Minnesota) -- Annual sales of electronic pull-tabs in Minnesota rose 80 percent during the last fiscal year, generating $360 million, according to a new report by the...

11/14/2018

article Electronic pulltabs are pulling in sales
(Minnesota) -- Once a flop in Minnesota, electronic pulltab gambling is taking off. Sales rose 80 percent during the state's fiscal year that ended June 30,...

10/29/2018

article Minnesota Lawmaker Cautiously Optimistic About Sports Betting Legalization
(Minnesota) -- Sports wagering for Minnesotans should be on the way, but won’t happen unless local residents get behind the effort to make it happen, according to...

8/26/2018

article Minnesota charitable gambling sales hit new high
(Minnesota) -- Charitable gambling sales in Minnesota have surged past $2 billion annually, double the total wagered as recently as five years ago. A strong economy and...

7/16/2018

article Treasure Island vs. Mystic Lake: Which casino has the better outdoor concert setup?
(Minnesota) -- If all those Counting Crows, Deep Purple and Lady Antebellum billboards and ads around town haven’t clued you in already, the two casinos nearest to...
article A Minnesota Man Won $1 Million Playing Lotto Online, But Is It Legal?
(Minnesota) -- St. Paul, Minnesota resident, Brandon Stevenson won $1 million in the Powerball on July 11. Stevenson didn’t buy his ticket at the corner gas...

7/14/2018

article College student wins $1M Powerball using phone app
(Minnesota) -- A St. Paul college student hit the jackpot Wednesday night, July 11, when he won $1 million on a Powerball ticket by using a controversial new mobile app...

6/26/2018

article Minnesotans can now buy lottery tickets on smartphone but legal status debated
(Minnesota) -- A company’s attempt to sell Minnesotans state lottery tickets via smartphone is meeting fierce resistance from legislators and anti-gambling...

6/13/2018

article As state lawmaker seeks stakeholder support, Minn. tribal gaming official downplays benefits of sports betting
(Minnesota) -- The head of the organization representing Minnesota tribal gaming interests downplayed the potential benefits of sports betting this week, a month after...

6/3/2018

article Humane Society suspends gambling manager following charges
(Minnesota) -- The Humane Society of Freeborn County is looking to move on and focus on the animals after one of its employees was charged for unlawful expenditures last...

5/26/2018

article Minnesota's resorts spend millions to meet changing demands, stay ahead of new competitors
(Minnesota) -- For decades, the family resorts of northern Minnesota held a simple appeal during the long days of summer: crisp, clean air, a place to cast a line and...
article Wisconsin woman charged with swindling Minnesota relative
(Minnesota) -- A Wisconsin woman is being charged with swindling her 97-year-old mother-in-law in Minnesota and allegedly using the money at casinos.

5/13/2018

article Minnesota brother and sister adjusting to life as millionaires after $22.8 million lotto jackpot
(Minnesota) -- Two months after winning the lottery, Debbie Kujava and her brother, Dennis Kujava, are adjusting to their new lives as millionaires.

4/25/2018

article Electronic Pull Tabs Are Surging for Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- The State of Minnesota is starting to pull winners with electronic pull tabs. After a rough first year in bars, the digital platform is now pulling $35...

4/24/2018

article Bill to legalize fantasy sports gambling fails in Minnesota House
(Minnesota) -- A bill to legalize and regulate fantasy sports betting in Minnesota failed to pass in the House by vote of 48-74 on Tuesday. Fantasy sports gambling has...
article Daily fantasy sports bill strikes out in House vote
(Minnesota) -- A measure to formally recognize and regulate daily fantasy sports failed to pass the House on Tuesday, sputtering to a 74-48 stop two years after it...
article Fantasy sports bill meets ugly reality of defeat
(Minnesota) -- A bill to recognize daily fantasy sports betting sites in Minnesota as games of skill not as gambling went down Tuesday to a surprise and resounding...

4/22/2018

article Jackpot: Once-Dismal Electronic Pulltabs are a Hit
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota took a gamble and lost in 2012 when it launched electronic pulltabs as a novel way to pay for the $1.1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium...

4/19/2018

article WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Casino In Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- Native American gambling operations in Minnesota have grown by leaps and bounds since they first came onto the scene more than 30 years ago.

4/9/2018

article Proposed bill would legalize, regulate daily sports fantasy games in Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- Millions of people play daily fantasy sports, but is it a form of sports gambling or something else? Some lawmakers in Minnesota want to legalize daily...

3/16/2018

article Minnesota Prompts Local Problem Gamblers to Seek Help
(Minnesota) -- March is an important month for the casino industry in the United States as it is dedicated to problem gambling awareness as well as to helping those who...

1/28/2018

article PALERMO: Minnesota Miracle / Making casinos work, as IGRA intended
(Minnesota) -- Cy Kauchick, a onetime lobbyist for the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa in Minnesota, was at the Iron Rangers Party, an annual political gathering in late...

12/8/2017

article Leech Lake Band breaks ground on replacement casino with help from fellow tribe
(Minnesota) -- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe broke ground at the site of a replacement casino in Minnesota. The tribe is moving the Palace Casino and Hotel to a...

12/7/2017

article "A win for all of us": Leech Lake officials break ground at site of new casino
(Minnesota) -- Six months after Leech Lake band members voted to build a new casino in Cass Lake, officials broke ground at the construction site Thursday. Various...

9/11/2017

article Sports Betting Bill Coming In Minnesota: Rep Says ‘We Want To Have It Safe, Regulated’
(Minnesota) -- A lawmaker in Minnesota indicated that he is planning to introduce a bill that would regulate sports betting in the state. If it happens, it would be the...

8/12/2017

article Mystic Lake Casino Hotel to become second largest in Minneapolis, St. Paul area
(Minnesota) -- Mystic Lake Casino Hotel will soon put Prior Lake on the map in a big way. The hotel is undergoing a large expansion that would make it the second-largest...

7/8/2017

article Briefs: Otter Tail County mulls casino project
(Minnesota) -- A proposed casino on Star Lake in rural Otter Tail County may get a longer look as county commissioners consider whether to request a full environmental...

6/16/2017

article Community Gathers in Pelican Rapids for Meeting on Star Lake Casino Project
(Minnesota) -- We first brought the story about the Shooting Star Casino proposing a new casino project back in February. Otter Tail County officials are seeking public...
article Community voices opinions on Star Lake Casino project
(Minnesota) -- Nearly 300 people gathered at Pelican Rapids High School to voice their opinions and concerns about whether Otter Tail county should allow Shooting Star...
article McFeely: Commissioners get an earful on Star Lake casino project
(Minnesota) -- A steady stream of opponents made their way to microphones inside the Pelican Rapids High School auditorium Thursday, June 15, voicing concerns to Otter...
article Star Lake Casino Project: Environment is Major Concern Among Opposition
(Minnesota) -- People will soon be packing the Pelican Rapids High School auditorium for a public hearing on a controversial casino project. A public hearing begins at 7...

5/22/2017

article Palace Casino Hotel moving to larger site near Cass Lake
(Minnesota) -- Members of the Leech Lake Band Of Ojibwe Indians in northern Minnesota have voted overwhelmingly to move the tribe’s Palace Casino Hotel to a new...

5/17/2017

article Leech Lake voters approve new casino plan
(Minnesota) -- Tribal members of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe overwhelmingly voted yes to build a new casino in Cass Lake. The referendum vote was held Tuesday, and a...

3/11/2017

article Minnesota's first residential gambling treatment center remains only one
(Minnesota) -- Project Turnabout was termed a "pioneer" when it opened its doors to help compulsive gamblers 25 years ago. It still is. Nearly 4,000 people...

2/8/2017

article Opponents say Star Lake Casino is far from a done deal
(Minnesota) -- Opponents of the Star Lake Casino say the White Earth Nation project is still along ways from being built. It faces environmental obstacles, internal...

2/2/2017

article Build it and they will come...probably: Casino could lead to housing boom in Star Lake area
(Minnesota) -- The new White Earth-owned Star Lake Casino near Dent could be the catalyst for developing the Star Lake, Dead Lake and Mud Lake area in Otter Tail County.

1/19/2017

article The waiting game: all's quiet on the casino front as processes play out
(Minnesota) -- A longer-than-expected permitting and environmental review process has temporarily stalled the Star Lake Casino project, and has caused its original...

9/15/2016

article Tribal casinos pump $1.8B revenues in Minnesota over the past two decades – report
(Minnesota) -- The state government may not be getting a profit cut but Minnesota is sure benefitting from a vibrant tribal casino activity over the past 25 years,...

9/14/2016

article Casinos boost Minnesota's entire economy, tribal report says
(Minnesota) -- Casinos have pumped billions of dollars into Minnesota tribal economies over the past 25 years — and while the state doesn’t get a cut of the...

8/20/2016

article Casino: To build or not to build
(Minnesota) -- If and when a casino is built by the White Earth Nation on the southwest side of Star Lake are dependent on overcoming environmental obstacles.

7/23/2016

article Taxes to pay for now-open U.S. Bank Stadium rebound, thanks to gamblers
(Minnesota) -- U.S. Bank Stadium is officially open, and thanks largely to gamblers, taxpayer money is flowing in to pay for it. Tax revenues from pulltabs and other...

7/3/2016

article Prairie Island Indian Community seeking trust status
(Minnesota) -- The Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota may be planning to open a casino on property, after seeking federal trust status for a specific acreage...

7/2/2016

article Tribe seeks trust status for land, raising casino questions
(Minnesota) -- An American Indian community is seeking federal trust status for land near Lake Elmo, raising the possibility the tribe could be planning to build a...

7/1/2016

article A casino near Lake Elmo? Latest move hints at possibility
(Minnesota) -- An American Indian community has taken the first step needed to build businesses — possibly including a casino — near Lake Elmo.

6/13/2016

article Speaker: Star Lake casino not a done deal
(Minnesota) -- A Star Lake citizens group concerned with the building of a casino on White Earth trust land, met June 3 to discuss those concerns relating to the...

6/10/2016

article Minnesota casino plan comes under fire
(Minnesota) -- A plan from the White Earth Band Of Ojibwe to open a third casino in northern Minnesota could be in jeopardy over concerns the development could adversely...
article Speaker: Star Lake Casino is not a done deal
(Minnesota) -- A Star Lake citizens group concerned with the building of a casino on White Earth trust land, met June 3 to discuss those concerns relating to the...

6/5/2016

article A bingo hall request that could derail Minnesota’s $300M tax bill
(Minnesota) -- Chris Shorba spent years trying to get the Minnesota Legislature to pass a tax break for charitable bingo halls like St. Cloud’s Bingo Emporium....

1/4/2016

article Tribal chairman said oil tax deal still in works
(North Dakota) -- Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Mark Fox says there's no deal for now on a revised oil tax agreement with the state because a new lower tax rate...

12/31/2015

article Pull-tab infractions, illegal 'mystery shots' found in random Minnesota bar checks
(Minnesota) -- A random, 39-bar compliance inspection by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (DPS-AGED) and the Gambling...

12/23/2015

article What the hell is going on at the Minnesota Lottery?
(Minnesota) -- How would you party if your job was to oversee hundreds of millions of dollars pooled from gas station scratch-offs? You'd travel a few times a year...

12/18/2015

article Governor would have called for Minnesota lottery director's resignation
(Minnesota) -- Had the Minnesota State Lottery director not quit Friday, Gov. Mark Dayton said that he would have asked him to leave. Ed Van Petten suddenly resigned a...
article Mark Dayton accepts lottery director's resignation after travel questioned
(Minnesota) -- Gov. Mark Dayton accepted Minnesota State Lottery director Edwin Van Petten's resignation Friday after a news report that the director spent lavishly...
article Minnesota Lottery director resigns after travel expense report
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota State Lottery director resigned Friday, a day after a newspaper reporter questioned him about expenses he charged the state.
article State Lottery director resigns after timeshare inquiry
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota State Lottery Director Ed Van Petten abruptly resigned Friday after a Star Tribune inquiry found that taxpayers had reimbursed Van Petten for...

11/12/2015

article Groundbreaking for Shooting Star Casino in Bagley, MN
(Minnesota) -- Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Entertainment is breaking ground to commemorate the construction of a new casino between Ebro and Bagley, Minnesota.
article Shooting Star aims for new casino: White Earth holds groundbreaking for new facility south of Bagley
(Minnesota) -- Gold shovels hit the dirt south of Bagley, Minn., Thursday during the groundbreaking ceremony for a second Shooting Star Casino.

10/9/2015

article Leonard discusses details of Star Lake Casino
(Minnesota) -- Nick Leonard, Otter Tail County’s new director of economic development and tourism, recently answered questions about the proposed Star Lake casino to...

9/29/2015

article White Earth plans Star Lake casino
(Minnesota) -- The White Earth Band announced plans for a third casino over the weekend. The new facility will rest on the shores of Star Lake in northwestern Minnesota...

9/28/2015

article White Earth Nation to build casino on Star Lake in Otter Tail County
(Minnesota) -- The White Earth Nation said Friday that it plans to build a casino on the shore of Star Lake in Otter Tail County, though not all residents in the out-of-...

9/26/2015

article KFGO News report confirmed; Shooting Star expanding to Lakes Country
(Minnesota) -- Shooting Star Casino has confirmed, its expanding to Otter Tail County. The White Earth Tribe plans to build a third Shooting Star Casino on Star Lake...
article White Earth Nation to Launch Third Minnesota Casino
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota’s White Earth Nation revealed on Friday plans to establish what would be its third casino operated under the Shooting Star brand.

9/25/2015

article New Casino to be built in Otter Tail Co.
(Minnesota) -- A major development in the heart of Minnesota lakes country. There is going to be a casino built on star lake, near Dent in Otter Tail County. We first...
article White Earth Nation to build casino on Star Lake in Otter Tail County
(Minnesota) -- The White Earth Nation said Friday that it plans to build a casino on the shore of Star Lake in Otter Tail County, though not all residents in the out-of-...

9/24/2015

article Clues point to possible White Earth casino planned on Star Lake
(Minnesota) -- Property owners on Star Lake in Otter Tail County are concerned about possible new neighbors. Hundreds of acres have been bought up for what some believe...
article Talk of Possible Casino in Otter Tail County
(Minnesota) -- A casino may be in the works in the heart of lakes country. Minutes of a White Earth Tribal council meeting show the council voted to move forward with...
article White Earth Council signals support for Otter Tail Co. casino
(Minnesota) -- The White Earth Tribal Council may be considering construction of a casino in Otter Tail County. Tribal Chairwoman Erma Vizenor, when asked about the...

8/27/2015

article Internet sales of Minnesota lottery tickets coming to end, but threat of repercussions won't
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota's lottery is primed to pull the plug on ticket sales over the Internet. In a series of steps beginning Friday, the lottery will stop selling...

8/11/2015

article Where Electronic Gambling Stands Now
(Minnesota) -- Our area has four of the top ten electronic pull-tab bars in the state, and one of them was just responsible for a six thousand dollar jackpot. Randy...

8/6/2015

article Minnesota Lottery officials move to end gas pump, ATM games
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Lottery officials are working to suspend contracts with vendors in order to end online, gas pump and ATM games by the end of the month. Lottery...

8/5/2015

article Lottery officials move to end gas pump, ATM games
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Lottery officials are working to suspend contracts with vendors in order to end online, gas pump and ATM games by the end of the month. Lottery...

7/20/2015

article Minnesota Seeing Boom In Thoroughbred Breeding Industry
(Minnesota) -- Charlie Smith and his wife, Terry Propps, are a team. Propps makes the breeding decisions and Smith does the training. “Just a little family operation,”...

7/13/2015

article American Pharoah turns down $2 million purse offer from Canterbury
(Minnesota) -- Canterbury Park officials said Monday that Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will not run in the Mystic Lake Derby next month at the Shakopee track....

7/12/2015

article Sneak Peak of Fond-du-luth Casino Transformation
(Minnesota) -- More than 400 people rsvp’d to see the multi–million dollar renovations. Fond-du-luth Casino gave some of their special guests a sneak peak of...

7/7/2015

article Horse racing is dying in America. So why is Canterbury Park thriving?
(Minnesota) -- It’s tough to find gray hair in the Thursday night crowd at Canterbury Park, the thoroughbred racetrack in Shakopee. Buck Night, with its $1...

6/30/2015

article New laws in Minnesota will bring: more bingo
(Minnesota) -- Clearly a burgeoning source of stadium tax revenue. Marcus Howard’s Strib story on new laws coming on the books Wednesday includes big news for...
article Starting soon, Minnesota nursing homes can go big on bingo
(Minnesota) -- A boundary on Minnesota nursing home bingo is going by the wayside. Beginning Wednesday, nursing home and senior centers can hold as many bingo events in...

6/29/2015

article Bingo Restrictions In Minnesota Soon To Be Lifted
(Minnesota) -- It turns out, a single complaint helped change Minnesota’s law on bingo games. For decades, nursing homes and senior centers have only been allowed...

6/21/2015

article Mille Lacs Band member receives highest honor
(Minnesota) -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians announced recently that Band member Melanie Benjamin has received the Norman Crooks Memorial Eagle Feather Award,...

6/15/2015

article Electronic gambling showing signs of turnaround
(Minnesota) -- After a sluggish start, electronic pulltabs and bingo are showing signs of a turnaround in Minnesota. Sales are up nearly 50 percent statewide since...

6/8/2015

article BINGO! Woman wins $71,000 in Eveleth playing e-bingo
(Minnesota) -- A customer at Margie’s Roosevelt Bar in Eveleth on Saturday won $71,054 playing an electronic bingo game – the largest ever for the charitable...

5/22/2015

article BLOG: Minnesota Phases Out State Lottery-Operated Online Games
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota’s legislature recently passed a bill that bars the Minnesota Lottery from offering online games, following a four month transition period...

5/19/2015

article Lottery restrictions become law, but games won't go dark just yet
(Minnesota) -- A measure to ban the Minnesota State Lottery from offering games online and selling instant-play tickets at gas station pumps and ATMs has become law, but...
article Minnesota online lottery gambling takes a step back
(Minnesota) -- Sometimes it seems as though just about anything can be purchased online these days. Books. Clothes. Shoes. Medicines. Alcohol. Movies, music and other...

5/14/2015

article Dayton Faces New Choice On Bill Ending Online Lottery Games
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton must decide if the Minnesota Lottery will stop offering paperless, instant-win games or if he’ll grant the agency another...

5/7/2015

article Minn. Senate passes bill restricting expansion of State Lottery
(Minnesota) -- Minnesotans soon may no longer be able to buy lottery tickets at ATMs, gas pumps or online, as the Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday that would...
article Minnesota Senate votes to kill online lottery games
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to warn the state lottery that its days of selling instant-win tickets on the Internet, at gas pumps...
article Minnesota Senate Votes, Again, To End Online Lottery Games
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Lottery’s days of selling instant-win tickets on the Internet, at gas pumps and through ATMs could be numbered. The Senate voted 56-8...

5/5/2015

article Legislature preparing to vote on state lottery restrictions
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota lawmakers are preparing to vote on a bill suspending Internet-based state lottery tickets. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk said Tuesday he'd...

2/23/2015

article Lottery ban bill ready for state Senate vote
(Minnesota) -- Legislation placing new restrictions on the state lottery is heading for another vote in the Minnesota Senate. Members of the Senate Taxes Committee...

2/21/2015

article Whist Player Behind Push To Change Minnesota Gambling Law
(Minnesota) -- When Cal Stueve’s first-grade teacher asked him if he could count, he started at “two” and ended with “ace.” Stueve hasn...

2/20/2015

article Whist player behind push to change Minnesota gambling law
(Minnesota) -- A lifelong player of the card game whist is behind a small push to change Minnesota's gambling laws this year. Cal Stueve (STEE'-vee) of...

2/16/2015

article Bill stemming Minnesota lottery's power to sell online tickets heads to state House floor
(Minnesota) -- The bill to restrict the venues for Minnesota lottery ticket sales is headed to the House floor for a vote. A final committee endorsed the proposal Monday...
article Editorial counterpoint: Race to Internet gambling is a race to nowhere
(Minnesota) -- The Feb. 8 editorial (“Discuss lottery practices, proceeds”) left some questions unanswered when endorsing the Minnesota Lottery’s...
article House committee passes bill restricting State Lottery
(Minnesota) -- A House committee passed a bill that would roll back some ways players can currently buy games of chance from the Minnesota State Lottery.

2/7/2015

article Minnesota online lottery ban would face veto threat
(Minnesota) -- Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Minnesota Lottery, Gov. Mark Dayton threatened to repeat his veto of a blockade on the lottery's online...

2/6/2015

article BLOG: Dayton blasts lottery ban bill, threatens veto
(Minnesota) -- DFL Gov. Mark Dayton offered a strong defense of the Minnesota Lottery today and made it clear he will again veto legislation that tries to limit its...

2/3/2015

article Legislature begins move to restrict ways to buy lottery tickets
(Minnesota) -- The Legislature is moving swiftly to stop the Minnesota State Lottery’s foray into new platforms for buying its tickets, such as at ATMs, gas...

1/28/2015

article House committee seeks to thwart lottery changes
(Minnesota) -- House Commerce Committee heard and advanced two bills that would curtail the Minnesota State Lottery's foray into innovative forms of State Lottery...
article Lawmakers advance bills curbing online lottery sales
(Minnesota) -- Legislation reeling in the Minnesota Lottery's spread into sales of tickets through gas pumps, ATMs and its Internet site is again on the move. A...
article Lawmakers target expansion of Minnesota Lottery online games
(Minnesota) -- The state lottery narrowly escaped being reined in last session, and lawmakers are pushing again this year to stop the games’ expansion into online...
article Minnesota Lottery online game expansion target of bill in Legislature
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Lottery narrowly escaped being reined in last session, and lawmakers are pushing again this year to stop the games’ expansion into...

12/28/2014

article It's simple: Minnesota State Lottery benefits us all
(Minnesota) -- In 1988, Minnesotans voted to create a state-run lottery. Since its establishment, the lottery has provided $2.4 billion to support environmental and...

12/22/2014

article Lottery boss works to improve odds at Capitol
(Minnesota) -- Armed with sales statistics tailored for each legislative district, the Minnesota Lottery chief is paying visits to lawmakers as he attempts to repair...

12/7/2014

article Minnesota's Online Scratchers Targeted for Termination; Greece Mulls VAT Lottery
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Lottery’s pioneering online scratch tickets narrowly escaped the legislative axe this year but they may not be so lucky in 2015. The...

12/3/2014

article St. Cloud Electronic Pull Tabs More Popular, Concerns Remain
(Minnesota) -- Electronic pull tabs in St. Cloud are starting to pick-up in popularity. The pull tabs benefit local charities, including the St. Cloud Youth Hockey...
article Dayton braces for fight over Internet lottery
(Minnesota) -- Gov. Mark Dayton is braced for a repeat struggle over the Minnesota Lottery and said Tuesday that its director faces a challenge in trying to preserve...

11/24/2014

article Once a flop, e-pulltab gambling quietly rebounds
(Minnesota) -- Tucked away in southwest Minnesota, Windom's Phat Pheasant Pub isn't much to look at from the outside. Inside, though, the bar is pretty much the...

9/12/2014

article Minnesotan Pushing for Online Gaming
(Minnesota) -- In every state across the US there are varying opinions when it comes to poker in any form. If you were to take a trip from one end of the country to the...

8/16/2014

article Keewatin grants AmVets gambling permit
(Minnesota) -- After contentious dealings at its last meeting and allegations of backroom politics, the Keewatin City Council Wednesday approved a request from AmVets...

7/27/2014

article Changes in store for Minnesota pulltab gambling
(Minnesota) -- Changes are in store for electronic pulltab gambling in Minnesota, which never generated the revenue anticipated as a funding source for a new Minnesota...

7/25/2014

article As Electronic Pull Tabs Lag, Traditional Gaming Thrives
(Minnesota) -- It's no secret that electronic pull tabs have been a disappointment for Minnesota lawmakers who hoped the games would generate major revenue for the...
article Changes in store for state's pulltab gambling
(Minnesota) -- Unexpected changes are in store for electronic pulltab gambling in Minnesota, which never generated the revenue lawmakers anticipated as a funding source...
article Shake-up rattles Minnesota’s charitable e-gambling industry
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota’s rocky experiment with electronic pulltab gambling, once tapped to fund the new Vikings stadium, is undergoing the biggest shake-up in...

7/24/2014

article Industry hits reset button on Minnesota’s e-pull tab games
(Minnesota) -- Electronic pull tab gambling has failed to pay out the big profits it promised ever since it launched in 2012 as a financing mechanism for a new NFL...

6/25/2014

article Electronic pulltabs in Isle
(Minnesota) -- The Isle Lions have expanded their charitable gambling to include electronic pulltabs at the Isle Muni. “I did tons of research,” Lions...

6/3/2014

article Minnesota Governor Vetoes Bill to Ban Online Lottery Games
(Minnesota) -- When the Minnesota legislature soundly voted for a bill that would end online lottery games and ticket sales at gas pumps and ATMs in the state, many...

6/2/2014

article Minnesota bill banning online lottery was vetoed
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton stood behind his lottery director on Friday by rejecting a bill that would have curtailed the sale of instant scratch-off...

5/31/2014

article Dayton vetoes online gaming bill
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota State Lottery began selling online scratch-off-style games in February, but legislators questioned the authority of lottery Executive...

5/30/2014

article Dayton vetoes bill to limit online lottery sales
(Minnesota) -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill Friday that would have done away with online instant-play lottery games and barred sales of tickets via gas pumps or ATMs.

5/29/2014

article Dayton to decide fate of online lottery ticket ban
(Minnesota) -- Gov. Mark Dayton plans to sit down Thursday night and weigh the fate of a measure that would end the Minnesota State Lottery’s online scratch-off...

5/19/2014

article Minnesota Votes For Electronic Instant Ban [sub req'd]
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota legislature voted overwhelmingly Friday to ban online scratch-off games as well as lottery sales at ATMs and gas pumps, moves set to cost...

5/16/2014

article Bill would scale back state lottery ticket sales in Minn.
(Minnesota) -- Instant-play Minnesota lottery games won't be available on the Internet nor will tickets be sold at gas pumps or ATMs beginning in November if...

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