• SCOTUS ruling could raise sports gambling stakes

    15 March 2018

    “‘The important thing is we don’t want to have the proceeds of this bill earmarked for anything. We don’t want to have the funding of schools or the building of roads dependent on Minnesota sports gambling,’ said Garofalo. Senate Minority Leader Thomas Bakk, DFL-Duluth, said this bill would have an uphill battle in the Senate.”

  • Canterbury Park adds dates, boosts purses to record level

    14 March 2018

    “Canterbury Park racing officials, with the assistance of the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, have increased available funding for the starter incentive program, creating a system that rewards stables that come to the meet with ready-to-race thoroughbreds.”

  • Gaming News – March 2018 newsletter of the Minnesota Gambling Control Board

    1 March 2018

    “The substantial growth in monthly gross receipts can be attributed to an increased number of sites offering electronic games and to an increase in the average gross receipts per site. At the end of 2017, there were 833 active sites with reported average monthly electronic gross receipts of $35,000. Electronic pull-tabs are now in over 30% of lawful gambling sites.”

  • 2017: A year of accomplishments

    28 February 2018

    “In 2017, the state’s two racetracks recorded record cardroom revenues and added almost $9 million dollars to the heartbeat of the industry….purses!”

  • Tribal gaming and US sports betting

    15 February 2018

    “Representing a $32bn annual industry, and between 40%-50% of the gaming industry within the country, Tribal Gaming and its potential role in the sports betting landscape proved to be a hot topic on the issue at ICE London last week.”

  • Could sports gambling become legal in Minnesota?

    13 February 2018

    “If the Supreme Court rules in New Jersey’s favor, Rep. Garofalo predicts that “we’ll see action on this during the 2018 legislative session here in Minnesota…A local conservative advocacy group, the Minnesota Family Council, is opposed to the legalization and regulation of sports gambling.”

  • How states are gambling on N.J.’s sports betting suit

    31 January 2018

    “…in Minnesota, state Rep. Pat Garofalo, who is sponsoring a sports betting bill, said in a statement it’s time to move Minnesota’s sports gambling laws ‘out of the caveman era and into the 21st century.'”

  • Dave Palermo: Minnesota Miracle

    25 January 2018

    “Minnesota compacts mirror the original intent of IGRA as envisioned by Congress. The agreements created a partnership between equally sovereign tribes and the state to strengthen tribal governments and economies and, in doing so, benefit surrounding, non-Indigenous communities.”

  • Congress looks to make unionizing tribal casinos difficult

    20 January 2018

    “Democrats expect significant defections. ‘There are plenty of Senate Democrats who will support this… There are members who are very divided. It forces Democrats to choose between two constituencies: unions and the tribes,’ said a Democratic congressional source who requested anonymity.”

  • Pro sports leagues using analytics to amp fan engagement

    17 January 2018

    “Analytics and advanced stats have crept more into the mainstream conversation of American sports in the past two decades and within the past few years, leagues have embraced the revolution instead of trying to fight against it.”