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Letter: What is the state doing with pull-tab proceeds?

Minnesota citizens, charitable gambling in Minnesota has jumped from $2 billion wagered in fiscal year 2020, $3 billion in fiscal year 2021 and well over $4 billion in fiscal year 2022, to become 1% of Minnesota's gross domestic product.

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This letter is to all pull-tab players of Minnesota. You play pull-tabs to support the mission of your local charities, right? So why aren’t you asking your constitutional officers and state legislators, what they are doing with the $180 million they taxed away from the mission of these 1,142 Minnesota charities in fiscal year 2022?

Can you please ask how much of these outrageous taxes are simply going to pay off U.S. Bank Stadium bonds, build its reserve fund or subsidize its operating costs, that totally lacks Minnesota legislative oversight.

For you see, pull-tab players of Minnesota, the Minnesota Legislative Commission, with oversight of the Minnesota Gambling Control Board, the stadium authority (MSFA) its management, contracts, finances, operation and taxation, hasn’t even met since June 2016 and can’t legally now, until Jan. 15, 2023!

Minnesota citizens, charitable gambling in Minnesota has jumped from $2 billion wagered in fiscal year 2020, $3 billion in fiscal year 2021 and well over $4 billion in fiscal year 2022, to become 1% of Minnesota's gross domestic product.

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