After an initial launch in the Twin Cities, electronic pull tabs are popping up in bars across the state, including in Rochester, Mankato and Duluth. The iPad-based gambling games are a state-approved revenue generator for the new $975 million Vikings stadium.
Bar server Krista Johnson has been busy tutoring customers on the new devices, the Mankato Free Press reports.
In the Northland, one patron at a West Duluth tavern said, “It feels like being at the casino without the smoke,” the Duluth News Tribune reports.
The Rec, a bowling alley bar in Rochester, is the first to have pull tabs in southeastern Minnesota, the Rochester Post-Bulletin reports.
Meanwhile, police in Winona are investigating a report that a man made off with pulltab proceeds by impersonating a state gambling inspector, the Associated Press reports.