Pull-tab Games Continue to Struggle 10 Jun 13

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota group that represents charitable
gambling operators is holding meetings around the state to promote the
struggling electronic bar games that are supposed to help pay for the
new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

The first of nine meetings hosted by Allied Charities of Minnesota is
Monday night in Bemidji. Meetings are also scheduled in Duluth,
Mankato, Rochester, Fergus Falls, Willmar, Marshall, St. Cloud and
Fridley.

Tax revenue from last year’s expansion into electronic versions of
traditional paper pull-tab games is supposed to help fund the state’s
$350 million share of the $1 billion stadium. But the games have
performed far below original projections, and supporters say part of
the problem is lack of promotion to bars and clubs that could offer
the games but so far do not.

Photo: Minnesota Public Radio