MSP poised to sell lottery tickets on iPads at airport gates

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    Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is poised to greatly expand gambling by offering Minnesota lottery games on thousands of electronic tablets at gates.

    A concessions firm would share the new gambling earnings with another contractor and the lottery under the plan, and the airport is looking at getting a piece of the action when it begins.

    The airport already offers electronic pulltabs on tablets at six other locations, but they lack the popularity of the lottery games that would be installed on 2,500 tablets that passengers now use for ordering food and drinks.

    Officials recently delayed the electronic rollout to address concerns that such modern access to lottery games will undermine a nonprofit that sells lottery tickets the old-fashioned way at several airport locations to help pay for travelers assistance and other amenities.

    “It’s our first entry into something like this, and I just didn’t feel we had all the questions answered that we need to have answered,” said Paul Rehkamp, a member of the Metropolitan Airports Commission that oversees MSP. A staff recommendation for the games is expected to be reconsidered next month.
     
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    Wow! Pot in DEN, lotteries in MSP - what's next? :rolleyes:
     
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    Brothels in Nevada? oh wait...
     
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    Yeah, I let someone else suggest that... ;)

    But, will there soon be brothels at LAS? :eek:
     
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