• Tribal online poker site delayed indefinitely

    31 August 2014

    The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has announced that the online poker site it planned to launch earlier this month will be delayed indefinitely, according to PokerUpdate, an online gambling newsletter. Representatives of the tribe told the publication that they have not set a new launch date, pending “double and triple checking everything.” (more…)

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  • Casinos no longer sure winners for state, New York Times reports

    16 August 2014

    ‘The long-standing image of gambling as a no-doubt winner for state governments has quietly gone the way of a bettor’s bankroll after too many hours at the tables’, according to an August 10 article in the New York Times.

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  • U.S. Senators urge reinstatement of online gambling ban

    5 August 2014

    U. S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Attorney General Eric Holder urging them to return to the previous reading of the Wire Act of 1961, reports the August 1 edition of PokerNewsDaily online. In December 2011, the Justice Department reinterpreted the Wire Act, issuing a statement that the law “no longer bans gambling over the Internet as long as the betting is not on the outcome of a sporting event.” (more…)

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  • MIGA’s annual golf tourney set for June 23

    5 June 2014

    The Minnesota Indian Gaming Association (MIGA) will host its 21st annual golf tournament on Monday, June 23 at The Meadows at Mystic Lake. The event is MIGA’s primary fundraising activity, with proceeds augmenting the organization’s budget for education and advocacy programs. (more…)

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  • Governor vetoes bill prohibiting lottery scratch-off sales

    2 June 2014

    Governor Mark Dayton has vetoed SF 2642, a bill prohibiting the sale of lottery scratch-off tickets on the internet, at gas pump terminals and at ATMs. The Governor announced his veto on Friday, May 30, in a letter to Senator Sandra Pappas, President of the Minnesota Senate. “The bill passed with a strong bipartisan majority on the last day of the 2014 session after legislators expressed concern that Lottery officials had exceeded their authority by expanding into online ticket sales. Supporters had a strong enough majority to override a veto, but because the action came after the legislature had adjourned, they are unable to do so.” (more…)

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  • No gambling expansion on horizon as Legislature adjourns

    28 May 2014

    The Minnesota Legislature adjourned on Friday, May 16, without passing–or even considering–any measures that would have expanded gambling in the state. (more…)

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  • Minnesota shouldn’t permit online gambling, says poll

    1 March 2014

    Nearly two-thirds of Minnesotans believe the state should not permit online gambling, according to a recent Star-Tribune Minnesota Poll of 800 Minnesota adults. The poll results, published on February 22, reveal that opposition to online gambling is strong across the board, no matter the age, gender, income or party affiliation of respondents. (more…)

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