E-Pulltabs Finally Gaining Ground In Minnesota
ST. PAUL (AP) - Although electronic pulltabs may never provide the revenue once counted on to help build the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, they have quietly begun to do much better than when first launched.
New games and better technology are drawing in more players at venues across the state. The machines saw almost a 50 percent increase in average daily revenue through Halloween.
An e-pulltab vendor says the machines are expected to pull in $2.1 million in sales for November.
When the e-pulltabs initiative was introduced in 2012, the devices were projected to take $225 in bets each day. But the best games took in less than $60 per day this summer.
The Minnesota Gambling Control Board says things changed in August, when the new Pilot Games took in an average of $240 a day.