News

  • Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos

    19 April 2017

    “… in addition to erecting a new procedural hurdle for tribes, the Trump team has placed a hostile official in charge of off-reservation gaming, a move that threatens the eight years of gains seen during the Obama administration, when off-reservation casinos slowly but surely made a comeback amid renewed focus on the land-into-trust process.”

  • Treasure Island Casino launches social casino

    5 April 2017

    “Treasure Island…. will be one of the first casinos in Minnesota to launch a digital gaming platform with a range of slot and gaming offerings comparable to its brick-and-mortar establishment. The playTIcasino experience is designed to engage players while enticing them to visit the Treasure Island property in-person.”

  • How the legalization of gambling on sports could impact MN companies

    1 April 2017

    “If a change in law were made, a sports data company with its U.S. office in Minneapolis would almost undoubtedly be one of the key players involved in the establishment of a (somewhat) new gambling market that already sees hundreds of billions of dollars wagered each year.”

  • Canterbury Park to be recognized for safety

    29 March 2017

    “Canterbury Park Holding Corp. will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon…when it receives the Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety.”

  • Something new for the Minnesota Legislature: a caucus of first Minnesotans

    27 March 2017

    “Together, the four legislators have put their names on more than a dozen bills that specifically tackle issues related to the American Indian community, addressing problems they feel have been ignored over the years.”

  • Report: Economic Contribution of Minnesota’s Horse Racing Industry (PDF)

    21 March 2017

    “The horse racing industry in Minnesota is successful compared to other states, but it is part of a rapidly changing environment. This analysis found the industry currently contributes $409.2 million and 5,590 jobs to Minnesota’s economy.”

  • Upcoming rules process

    21 March 2017

    “Now that the lawful gambling industry has had 4 ½ years of electronics experience, the Board is proposing rules to modify the conduct and standards for electronic games…We anticipate starting the formal process this spring.”

  • It’s Problem Gambling Awareness Month; Just Ask MN campaign to share risks with young people

    17 March 2017

    “Just Ask MN includes a website (justaskmn.org) and social media outreach that connects this younger, at-risk demographic to educational resources and information about gambling activities, the consequences associated with risky gambling behavior, and how to better understand the signs of a problem in order to get help.”

  • Grand Portage Lodge and Casino unveils enlarged gaming floor

    6 March 2017

    “Located in Cook County only seven miles from Minnesota’s border with Canada, the Grand Portage Lodge And Casino reportedly now features a casino with 12,000 sq ft of additional space in order to accommodate 430 extra slots…”

  • Treasure Island buys naming rights for old St. Paul Macy’s building

    1 March 2017

    “‘There won’t be a casino in there, but there’s been some conversation looking at taking some space within the project as well,’ said St. Paul Port Authority president Lee Krueger, adding that they are looking at using a skyway level area ‘where they can display some of their tribal history and some of the other activities that they’re involved in.'”