Minnesota Report

We have said repeatedly, the legislature should pass Sport’s Book, and legalize a practice which is an ongoing issue. When inclusion of the Native American casino’s was first proposed we wondered why? Then later it became evident, Tribal Casions have over 30 years of experience with this federally regulated industry and hence have the collective knowledge necessary to provide oversight, rather than create a new state agency.

Secondly, we have believed this is another source of stable revenue for the state, which should receive approximately 20% of the profits, but the real question in how large will the pot of money be? It was interesting to hear Rep Pat Garofalo (R-58B, Farmington) while sitting on the Almanac couch Friday, threaten to rescind his decision to not seek reelection and called on the DFL House majority to pass the legislation or he would seek reelection.