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I have heard that Minnesota is one of the only states, if not THEE only state where the Indian Casinos have some deal where the state cannot run their own casinos. However, the ideas for putting in slot machines at the racetracks (Canterbury Downs and Four Aces), and putting in casinos at the Mall of America (MOA), and even on Block E in downtown Minneapolis.
These ideas seem to get nowhere, but I think it is about time the state runs their own casino and reaps some of the benefits. We already have the lottery, so I think a casino would be a great idea, yet it always seems it is "just talk." I wonder how long it will take to become a reality?
Do you think it is fair that Minnesota cannot have a state run casino? Do you think it will ever happen: sooner or later?
I think all states should be able to have their own casinos.It makes me so mad that Ky is losing dollars too because they always want to "protect" the race track.Slots at the track seems to be just a pipe dream.People have the dollars to spend,whether it be race track ,slots,lottery or casinos and states are silly if they don't realize that they could get in on the profits.Amen.Done preaching now.LOL.
A timely post, WG.
I heard just the other day that Mystic Lake Casino bought out Canterbury Downs (our horse track with card rooms) so they will promise NEVER to try to get state slots in their facility which has been discussed for years now. I do not doubt that this is true.
I also heard a couple of unpleasant rumors I have been trying to research about Mystic Lake and Grand Casino Hinckley. I don't want to post about those two rumors until I can find proof they are true, and so far I cannot find a thing.
Still no audits to my knowledge. It has been MANY years and the casinos seem to just get tighter and tighter.
Our only hope now is that we put in that casino on Block E (Hennepin Ave in Minneapolis) but I doubt it will ever happen. We are one of the few states that let the tribes control the gambling, and many think it is time for the state to get in on the profits of a casino. Not enough of those elected must think so, I guess, or they are also being paid off. Who knows what goes on? It is frustrating and disappointing.
Here is the article about the buy out for "no racinos." Nice. 😢
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