Electronic pull-tab games, part of Vikings stadium deal, will be available soonElectronic pull-tab games authorized to help pay for the new Vikings stadium could be in the hands of Minnesota gamblers in less than two weeks.
By: Associated Press report, Associated Press
ST. PAUL — Electronic pull-tab games authorized to help pay for the new Vikings stadium could be in the hands of Minnesota gamblers in less than two weeks.
Gambling Control Board director Tom Barrett told Minnesota Public Radio News that one game, “Treasures of the Jungle,” stands a good chance of final approval at a Sept. 18 meeting of the state's Gambling Control Board. Games could start taking bets within hours of that approval.
Las Vegas-based gambling company Acres 4.0 is loading games on modified iPads that will be available in bars and restaurants. The company's owner, John Acres, said he expects to roll out the game in three initial locations, but he wouldn't reveal where.
Tax proceeds from the electronic games are slated to cover the state's $348 million share of construction on a new, $975 million stadium.