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Doubling down on gaming

  • February 14, 2012 - 9:32 PM

 

Proposals before the Legislature would expand gambling beyond the state's 18 tribal casinos.

• Racino: Would allow slot machines at Canterbury Park racetrack and Running Aces harness track. The Shakopee band that operates Mystic Lake Casino near Canterbury says it may respond by serving liquor.

• Electronic pulltabs: Would allow bars and restaurants to offer electronic pulltabs, a change that tribes have not actively challenged.

• Block E: Would authorize the creation of what could be the state's first non-tribal casino, in downtown Minneapolis' Block E development.

OTHER PROPOSALS INCLUDE:

• Slot machines at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.

• Requiring tribes to split casino profits with the state.

• Allowing bets on professional or college sports.

JENNIFER BROOKS

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