abc
QUICK LINKS:

Minneapolis Airport Considers Gambling Expansion

Created: 01/20/2014 10:16 AM WDIO.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport is eyeing a major expansion of gambling with a plan to sell Minnesota Lottery tickets on about 2,500 electronic tablets that are already installed in the main terminal.

Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan confirms Monday that the plan is under consideration by the Metropolitan Airports Commission. It was first reported by the Star Tribune.

Hogan says the proposal came from OTG Management, a concessions firm with 2,500 iPads at tables throughout the airport's Concourse G. The devices currently allow travelers to order food, check flight times and browse the web, but Hogan says they can easily be adapted to sell Powerball and Mega Millions tickets along with electronic versions of scratch-off games.

The airports commission could decide on the proposed expansion by next month.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Front Page

  • Hibbing's Campaign: "Good to Grow"

    As business development reaches the $50+million dollar mark in 2014, the city and chamber decided to share their good news in a campaign.

  • Horse Therapy in Grand Rapids Helps Veterans and Struggling Adults, Kids

    Whoever said a dog is man's best friend, never had a horse. At five miles per hour, Montana and a group of horseback riders are making their way to the North Star Stampede Rodeo. They're camping along the way and helping people as well. 

  • Fill the Wagon with School Supplies

    The Hibbing Salvation Army and other community groups are pulling a covered wagon downtown, to collect school supplies.

  • Bucks-Only Hunt This Fall in Most of NE Minn.

    Deer hunters in most of northeastern Minnesota will only be allowed to harvest bucks this fall as the Department of Natural Resources tries to rebuild deer numbers.  The bucks-only harvest will take place in 14 permit areas covering Lake, Cook, and much of St. Louis counties.

  • Gov. Scott Walker's Favorability Drops in New Poll

    A new poll shows Gov. Scott Walker's approval ratings dropped in May to 47 percent. The poll also says 49 percent say they either don't have an opinion about Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke or haven't heard enough about her to form one.

 
Advertisement