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First electronic pull-tabs approved by Minnesota gambling board

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The Minnesota Gambling Control Board voted Monday morning to approve the first electronic pull-tab games and bingo machines that will help raise money for a new Vikings stadium.

With this last regulatory hurdle is cleared, you could start playing the new games as soon as Monday afternoon.

The expansion of gambling is vital to the new Vikings stadium. Supporters need it to double to $2 billion dollars a year to help pay the state's $348 million commitment.

While the funding source is set, the stadium design still isn't. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the team agreed to pick a final architectural firm to design it by Oct. 5. The winning design firm stands to earn $50 million for its work.

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