Whist Player Behind Push to Change Minnesota Gambling Law
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A lifelong player of the card game whist is behind a small push to change Minnesota's gambling laws this year.
Cal Stueve of Alexandria wants to host an annual whist tournament and give some of the prize pool to charity. He's restricted by Minnesota laws. They don't allow tournament prize pools larger than $200.
Whist is a four-player card game that started in England. Stueve plays at least three times a week.
The 57-year-old retired carpenter has traveled to Iowa for bigger whist tournaments. He thinks his tournament could attract players and money from other states as well.
Two legislators from Alexandria want to raise the prize pool limit for whist to $8,000 on Stueve's behalf. A similar push failed to gain traction at the Capitol last session.