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Vikings, charities, lawmakers eye growing gambling revenue earmarked for U.S. Bank Stadium debt


February 14, 2020

Anthony Souffle – Star Tribune

Electronic pulltabs were legalized in 2012 to provide a revenue source to cover annual payments on the bonds issued to cover the public's share of U.S. Bank Stadium.

A windfall of charitable gambling revenue is touching off a new debate at the State Capitol over what to do with all the extra money.

The Vikings want to use it to speed repayment of the public debt on the $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium, for which it covered half the cost. But charities across the state that run the electronic pulltab operations generating all the money say they are entitled to a larger share.


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