Minnesota gambling proposal makes ann...

Minnesota gambling proposal makes annual debut

There are 32 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 21, 2011, titled Minnesota gambling proposal makes annual debut. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Two veteran Republican lawmakers from southern Minnesota are the chief sponsors of the latest bill seeking to allow horse racing tracks to install video slot machines.

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Forgot to mention

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Mar 21, 2011
That the Indian Casinos give massive amounts of money to the DFL in order to kill any proposal that might impede on their monopoly in the market. This is why it never passes.
bobby

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Mar 21, 2011
Another example of small government republicans wanting to grow government. On the backs of lower income citizens to boot.
Follow

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Mar 21, 2011
the money on this issue and see who would get their pockets lined. There is no good scenario where this is good for Minnesota.
WannaBe G

Burnsville, MN

#4 Mar 21, 2011
bobby wrote:
Another example of small government republicans wanting to grow government. On the backs of lower income citizens to boot.
Are you joking??? Hard to tell.

I fail to see how this would grow government.
Nostradumass

Webster, NY

#5 Mar 21, 2011
Minnesota gambling proposal makes annual debut

Why bother, Good idea, but until they stop getting paid off they will never get anything accomplished.
Vikings Fan

Rochester, MN

#6 Mar 21, 2011
Dumb bill. Just like the legacy bill, you have a hand picked commitee deciding how the "racino bill's money" will be spent on encouraging new business in Minnesota.
Vikings Fan

Rochester, MN

#7 Mar 21, 2011
Forgot to mention wrote:
That the Indian Casinos give massive amounts of money to the DFL in order to kill any proposal that might impede on their monopoly in the market. This is why it never passes.
Ahhh, let's not forget that our Minnesota Native American Gaming Lobby gives quite a lot of lobby money to the republicans. That way no matter who is in control of the house/senate/governor they win. Remember Mr. Senjem from Rochester co-author of this bill, is a republican, and states, no money from the Racino will go to fund a new Vikings Stadium.
amn

United States

#8 Mar 21, 2011
Someone needs to compete with the corrupt indian casinos.
Snoaway

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Mar 21, 2011
amn wrote:
Someone needs to compete with the corrupt indian casinos.
I couldn't agree more. People are going to gamble so why not give the Indian casinos competition? The slot machines are so tight it makes playing them not even fun. I can't be the only one to feel this way either.
wow

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Mar 21, 2011
Snoaway wrote:
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I couldn't agree more. People are going to gamble so why not give the Indian casinos competition? The slot machines are so tight it makes playing them not even fun. I can't be the only one to feel this way either.
Problem is that many in the legislation don't feel quite the same way. They don't want to upset the tribes, who in turn financially fuel their campaigns.

Watch that legislators in the areas around Shakopee and Prairie Island will vote against expanded state run gambling.
jtt

Litchfield, MN

#11 Mar 21, 2011
First off, gambling and gamblers are not going away. Period.
So, would you rather see these gamblers go to:
A) Canterbury Park and Running Aces to play slots, which would bring in money for the state?
or,
B) the Tribal casinos to play slots, who take in all the profits while the state gets nothing?

I know some of you will say that the Tribes give money to the state but let's get real, it is nothing compared to what the Racino proposal would provide over the years. And the 1,000 slots which Racino Now is proposing will not kill the Tribal casinos.

These gamblers want a place to play, so why shouldn't Minnesota get some of the action. When the deal was set up years ago to allow the Indian Tribes to have Bingo halls and casinos, the state never said they should have a monopoly.
Edwin

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Mar 21, 2011
Put slots at the airport, so that those catching connecting flights can leave some money here.
Tennessee Tuxedo

Boise, ID

#13 Mar 21, 2011
jtt wrote:
First off, gambling and gamblers are not going away. Period.
So, would you rather see these gamblers go to:
A) Canterbury Park and Running Aces to play slots, which would bring in money for the state?
or,
B) the Tribal casinos to play slots, who take in all the profits while the state gets nothing?
I know some of you will say that the Tribes give money to the state but let's get real, it is nothing compared to what the Racino proposal would provide over the years. And the 1,000 slots which Racino Now is proposing will not kill the Tribal casinos.
These gamblers want a place to play, so why shouldn't Minnesota get some of the action. When the deal was set up years ago to allow the Indian Tribes to have Bingo halls and casinos, the state never said they should have a monopoly.
As a P.S. here, Minnesota is held up across the country as what NOT to do visa vi Tribal Gambling Agreements.
jojo

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Mar 21, 2011
time to get rid of the tribes monopoly
bob

Columbus, IN

#15 Mar 21, 2011
Vikings Fan wrote:
Dumb bill. Just like the legacy bill, you have a hand picked commitee deciding how the "racino bill's money" will be spent on encouraging new business in Minnesota.
"They say it would raise about $250 million over two years that would go to grants and loans to business startups and entrepreneurial ventures."
How about we put it in the general fund???? Why is there always an angle/
native4sure17

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#16 Mar 21, 2011
jtt wrote:
First off, gambling and gamblers are not going away. Period.
So, would you rather see these gamblers go to:
A) Canterbury Park and Running Aces to play slots, which would bring in money for the state?
or,
B) the Tribal casinos to play slots, who take in all the profits while the state gets nothing?
I know some of you will say that the Tribes give money to the state but let's get real, it is nothing compared to what the Racino proposal would provide over the years. And the 1,000 slots which Racino Now is proposing will not kill the Tribal casinos.
These gamblers want a place to play, so why shouldn't Minnesota get some of the action. When the deal was set up years ago to allow the Indian Tribes to have Bingo halls and casinos, the state never said they should have a monopoly.
Yea,and dont cry
around to anyone when "Jr." gambles away grandpa and gramma's retirement trying to be
a big shot at your Racino!
native4sure17

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#17 Mar 21, 2011
Does anyone have the balls to ask Dick Day what's he getting out of all of this ?
We should make a compact with him that states he gets no money or job.Is'nt
this the reason he quit being a congressman to get into the casino buisness?When
is Minnesotans going to get tired of these type of humans,he's greedy!Do you
really think this is about us?He's part of this "Dumbing down of America"!
Vikings Fan

Rochester, MN

#18 Mar 21, 2011
native4sure17 wrote:
<quoted text> Yea,and dont cry
around to anyone when "Jr." gambles away grandpa and gramma's retirement trying to be
a big shot at your Racino!
So "native4sure17", you would rather that "Jr." gambles away grandpa and gramma's retirement trying to be
a big shot at your treasure island/mystic lake/mill lacs casino's.
Bob J

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Mar 21, 2011
70+% of Minnesotans want it. Now it's on the table. To use a horse racing term, we're off and running. Go Racino!
Jabber

Saint Joseph, MN

#20 Mar 21, 2011
Why doesn't the business union,(the Chamber of Commerce) give money to new business ventures and create an entrepreneurial fund instead of giving money to politicians. Seems to me they gave a lot of cash to these non producers . Quit giving to the pols and start giving to entrepreneurs. That's what business people are supposed to due, invest their money. Or is it easier to BUY politicians?

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