Warnings about the potential dangers of gambling could soon join education about drugs and alcohol in the nation's classrooms. The classes would educate students about its risks, warning signs of a problem, and consequences.
A bill to legalize sports betting in Minnesota was thought to be dead this session, but the odds may be changing amid a late-session push.
A group of charity leaders, business owners, and Minnesota sports celebrities are hoping to stop a significant change in electronic pull tabs.
There isn't a bill up for consideration this session that would roll electronic pull tabs in Minnesota back to simpler versions -- versus borderline slot machines -- but Monday groups who benefit from e-pull tabs revenue lobbied at the capitol against changes.
Charitable organizations that have come to rely on electronic pull-tabs as a source of revenue are worried that legalized gambling in Minnesota might create further restrictions on their usage.
The Minnesota Indian Gaming Association released a statement Tuesday in support of sports betting in the state.
Twenty-nine states set new records for gambling revenue last year.