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Sports betting idles on Minnesota sidelines as football season kicks off

Minnesota Vikings fans know the routine: Wait until next year.

Lately, that end-of-football-season lament has also applied to legalized sports betting. The DFL-controlled Legislature and Gov. Tim Walz approved a long list of watershed changes to state law in the 2023 session, but they didn't make it legal to bet on sports in Minnesota.

Supporters who sat on the symbolic sidelines are ready for 2024 with the legislative equivalent of "Put me in, coach."


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