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Vikings stadium bill advances through Minnesota House Commerce Committee

The Minnesota Vikings' stadium bill advanced through the House Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee on a divided voice vote Monday night. The bill, revamped slightly, includes expanded gambling via electronic pull tabs and bingo at bars and restaurants, along with sports-themed betting "tip boards."
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The Minnesota Vikings' stadium bill advanced through the House Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee on a divided voice vote Monday night. The bill, revamped slightly, includes expanded gambling via electronic pull tabs and bingo at bars and restaurants, along with sports-themed betting "tip boards."

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