Minnesota's attempt to use electronic gambling in bars as a Vikings stadium revenue source has proven to be a bust. Even Gov. Mark Dayton admits as much in a report analyzing how early assumptions proved so wrong.
A leading DFL lawmaker says he's increasingly concerned about the reliability of tax revenue from electronic gambling machines that's supposed to help pay for construction of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
Gov. Mark Dayton is downplaying the slow start to a gambling expansion that is the main financing tool for a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium. Dayton on Thursday said he has no plans to revisit the stadium financing plan when lawmakers return in January.
The much talked about electronic pull tabs have made their debut in St. Cloud. Howies Sports Bar and Grill is one of just five bars in Minnesota -- and the only one outside the Twin Cities -- that have the game available.