MN plans statewide tour to beg people to gamble more so that Vikings stadium can be funded

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton may have come up with the nifty idea of diverting cigarette tax revenues from the general budget to help pay for a Vikings stadium, but that doesn’t mean the state is giving up on its original plan of getting Minnesotans to gamble their money away to pay for the new NFL facility. So both state officials and local charity groups have announced a statewide publicity tour in June to convince people of the total awesome coolness of the new e-pulltabs that nobody wants to install or play at the moment.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune article on this includes the first photo I’ve seen of the actual e-pulltabs, so let’s take a look and OH GOD UNCLE SAM WANTS ME TO DEPOSIT MY IMMORTAL SOUL IN HIS TOP HAT!

“Our hope,” Allied Charities director Al Lund told the Star Tribune, “is we increase money for our [charity] missions by selling more games, which in turn provides more tax revenue for the state, and ultimately we hope enough revenue to pay for the stadium.” Come on, people of Knucklehead’s! The fate of Minnesota depends on your misplaced faith in the law of averages!


5 comments on “MN plans statewide tour to beg people to gamble more so that Vikings stadium can be funded

  1. Well, I wouldn’t think this was really worth the social costs and all, but jeez, the NFL is so gosh darn completely awesome, so it’s a really hard call for me.

    Would people even consider MN a state anymore without the NFL?

  2. Yeah that’s your friend the government, always thinking & looking out for your best interests & well being. LOL. Shameful.

  3. My distant relatives in Minnesota tell me that Minnesotans are all too tight with their wallets to fall for this, or any other funding scheme.

  4. “My distant relatives in Minnesota tell me that Minnesotans are all too tight with their wallets to fall for this, or any other funding scheme.”

    True, but that won’t stop Mark Dayton from trying to figure out a way not to charge the Vikings.

  5. We own Mark Dayton, and by extension, the people of Minnesota. He, and they, will do and spend as they’re told. That is how the NFL, or as we owners like to call it, the “Outfit”, works. Capiche?

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