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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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  • Fond du Lac leader explains tribe’s dispute with Duluth

    6 November 2013

    The chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa discussed her tribe’s long-standing dispute with the City of Duluth in a lengthy feature article appearing in the Sunday, November 3 edition of the Star Tribune. (more…)

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  • MIGA leaders speak out against off-reservation expansion

    4 November 2013

    Tribal leaders of the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association (MIGA) have reconfirmed their strong opposition to off-reservation tribal casinos in the wake of a decision by the Department of Interior to approve the Menominee Tribe’s proposal for a casino at Kenosha, about 160 miles from the tribe’s Wisconsin reservation. (more…)

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  • MIGA golf tourney set for June 17

    30 May 2013

    The Minnesota Indian Gaming Association (MIGA) will hold its 2013 golf tournament on Monday, June 17, starting at 10:00 am at The Meadows at Mystic Lake Resort & Casino. The gathering is the organization’s only annual fundraising event. Proceeds help defray association operating costs. The event is co-sponsored by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and Wells Fargo. (more…)

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  • 2013 Legislature adjourns without expanding gambling

    28 May 2013

    The Minnesota Legislature adjourned as required by law on May 20 without having passed any of the various gambling expansion bills introduced earlier in the session, according to MIGA Executive Director John McCarthy.

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  • MIGA to oppose electronic lottery games expansion

    6 April 2013

    John McCarthy, executive director of the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association (MIGA), said today that MIGA tribes will oppose any effort to introduce new lottery games played on electronic monitors at numerous locations across the state. (more…)

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