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Pulltab revenue remains stubbornly low

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's electronic gambling games still aren't pulling in the cash the state is counting on to pay its share of the new Vikings stadium.

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The Gambling Control Board says electronic pulltabs are generating about $500 per day at each bar — about a third of projections, Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/YGnUie) reports. And the machines have been installed in just 140 bars, far fewer than the goal of 2,500 by October/

State lawmakers say they need to brainstorm other options so Minnesota can pay for its $348 million share of the $975 million stadium.

House Commerce Committee chairman Joe Atkins says he may create a task force to tackle the problem.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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