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Expansion of gambling to racetracks, bars is touted at Minnesota Capitol

There are 7 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 26, 2011, titled Expansion of gambling to racetracks, bars is touted at Minnesota Capitol. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Minnesota bar owners who hope to increase their menu of gambling options, and tribal casino interests who oppose it, clashed at the state Capitol on Tuesday as both sides tried to claim they want to create and protect jobs.

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Joe Knott

Watseka, IL

#1 Apr 27, 2011
No one cares about Bars."MADD", Mothers against Drunk Drivers seen to that. The Laws to ban Smoking in Bars finished them off. Now the seers think that the remaining Drunks will want to drink and lose any remaining money at the same time.

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Apr 27, 2011
sorry, the gravy train's about to end...

Maple Plain, MN

#3 Apr 27, 2011
Soon there will be a wonderfull nostaligic train ro ride from St Paul to Mpls.

Why NOT bring back gambling to EVERY BAR in Minnesota that want's it?

I mean it would be wonderful to ba able to walk to the corner bar and be able to plug some slots OR soin a roulette wheel or play some Black Jack or some poker for real money.

Think of all the gasoline it would save. Rather than make everyone drive to Shokopee, whereever that is, to gamble just open up all the bars and restaraunts for gambling.

Heck if the Natives need more money for gas to get to the lakes to net walleye some of the income from gameing can be dedicated to the natives, especially those poor tribes up north.

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Apr 27, 2011
Hey Why Not, many of the bars already have lots of gaming going on just not legal or tax collected from it. Might as well open it up for all, collect taxes and win/win well for the few lucky ones. As for the Natives there seems to be some labor problems due to greed on ownership's part. So come to your corner bar and place your bets on all sports legally, plays the slots, tables and pay the tax on the winnings.
As for your train talk try to stay on track here ok ?

Since: Feb 08

Sandstone MN

#5 Apr 27, 2011
LEt all bars have slots. Indian casinos still have a MAJOR advantage: smoking.
Tax payer

United States

#6 May 4, 2011
That is the reason I voted for Dayton he is the only candidate that said he would try to get the gambling in. Others showed no interest at all during the debates. Lets see if your word is any good Mark.
no reservation req

Minneapolis, MN

#7 May 4, 2011
open it up baby - minnesota spends more on gambling than any other state per capta !
great schools
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no more tax payer paid stadiums
jeff wrote:
sorry, the gravy train's about to end...

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