Full steam ahead for new pulltabs

  • Article by: JEAN HOPFENSPERGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 29, 2012 - 9:12 PM

There still are lots of questions two weeks after video pulltabs were launched to pay for the Vikings stadium, but the games are popping up at more bars across the state and might come to the airport.

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LandsharkSep. 29, 12 9:14 PM

I hope the governor gives the money back to the charities over and above the payment on the Vikings stadium bond on a yearly basis.

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nomedsSep. 30, 12 6:29 AM

We need these games to be found everywhere possible. The Vikings should have hundreds of these games at the stadium. I want people to go hog wild playing these games, because I don't want to be paying a red cent towards this stadium and that will happen if these games fail beause the legislature will vote to take the money from the general fund.

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chavistaSep. 30, 12 7:45 AM

I suggest that the taxpayers follow the money! Somebody may the correct political donations to get this put into the stadium bill. I also predict that the results are in, "games are up 10 - 20%". If this was going to work and pay for the Vikings stadium, games in the new places should be up 120 - 150%. The taxpayers were sold a bill of goods. By the way, Wisconsin issued a report last week that the state was saturated with gambling and there's no longer any way to expand it. Somebody should have done the same report for Minnesota before this option was given to Minnesota's taxpayers. True boondoggle!

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guth54Sep. 30, 12 8:22 AM

Why aren't the Vikings promoting this e-gambling? Bagley and Wilf were out supporting pro stadium incumbents in their primary battles! Every time the Vikings have a press conference they should take the opportunity to push their loyal fans to support e-gambling!

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swmnoldguySep. 30, 12 8:35 AM

"By the way, Wisconsin issued a report last week that the state was saturated with gambling and there's no longer any way to expand it."

Even if Minnesota IS saturated with gambling, this might chang things from ONLY INDIANS BENEFIT FROM GAMBLING to EVERYONE BENEFITS FROM GAMBLING!!!

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pitythefoolsSep. 30, 12 9:17 AM

Ooh, shiny thing shiny thing! I wanna play. Let's go play!

That doesn't mean they'll increase their gambling spend. It just means they'll spend it on the shiny thing until the novelty wears off. MN is already saturated with gambling. The revenue will fall far short of that needed for the Vikings Stadium and the taxpayers will be left holding the bill. Nice sleight of hand, Legislature! You should be dealing in Vegas!

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stanbobSep. 30, 12 9:50 AM

Well this should cure any urge I have for pulltabs.

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jw138Sep. 30, 1210:23 AM

"About 20 bars and restaurants have installed the games"... Wow! We'll hit $350 million in no time! Well, maybe one tenth of that, if we're lucky. The taxpayers will pick up the rest, which anyone with any amount of intelligence knew all along.

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billybillySep. 30, 1210:47 AM

Two years into the future.........Oops, sorry, that didn't go as well as we thought. Oh, by the way, here's your property tax bill suckers.

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sfod93Sep. 30, 1212:14 PM

"I hope the governor gives the money back to the charities over and above the payment on the Vikings stadium bond on a yearly basis." Or perhaps reimburse the city of Minneapolis for its +800M "contribution."

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