Skip to comments.Electronic pulltabs for new Vikings stadium still are not taking off
Posted on 01/17/2013 8:59:00 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg
The electronic pulltab sales slated to help fund the Vikings stadium are nowhere near their projected target, even after the state lowered that target last month, a House committee learned Wednesday.
The sale of electronic pulltabs, run by Minnesota charities, was supposed to generate $348 million in taxes to underwrite the state's share of the cost of a new Vikings stadium.
But the electronic pulltab games, introduced in September, have pulled in just $4.2 million in gross receipts -- and $635,000 in net receipts after prizes were paid.
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Naturally, the solution from our DFL overlords? More legislation.
Proposed state legislation: All citizens in the state must purchase $50.00 in pull-tabs and submit proof along with their state tax forms or face a penalty. Remember: it’s not a criminal act, it’s just a tax - and for your own good!
We just call it “Wilfare”.
Only the MN DFL could possibly have dreamed of building a stadium with pulltabs. Lead by Gov Googly Eyes.
Now Gov Googly Eyes had to add a pain pill for his bad back on top of the handfull of pills he takes already.
I guess the NFL Welfare program is not working.
Make the Vikes pay for their own stadium. Let them leave if they don’t want to stay.
Just wonder how much in tax dollars did the U of Minnesota use to build their new stadium
Always found it funny that States hate gambling unless they are running it.
Here in the People’s Republic of Maryland, you cannot buy a beer unless you are 21, but you can buy a lotto ticket at 18.
Next chapter...Los Angeles Vikings?
The DFL in MN made sure that only native americans could run a casino. For FREAKIN’ EVER.
Yeah. He has always been a pain in the butt.
shocking and surprising (not)
and ridership ‘projections’ were far overly optimistic for Northstar rail so each ride needs a $20 subsidy.
True to a point.
The final bills passed in both the House and Senate with more Democrat votes than Republican despite Republicans controlling both chambers. This was an equal opportunity failure.
Yeah ... the Cincinnati Bengals ownership (Mike Brown) pulled this same BS back in the 1990's. Build us a stadium or we're out of here ... the city fathers dutifully reached over and grabbed their ankles. Cost over run, over cost over run ensued. Brown got his stadium and the citizenry of Hamilton County (Cincinnati) got screwed ... bigtime.
electronic pulltabs..? huh.
how the heck ya gonna pick your teeth and insulate the attic with them things?
I know , raise taxes to pay for it.. heck the Gub’s family could afford it out of their won pockets.
That is why I have never bought a lottery ticket and why the only reason I go into a casino is to use the bathroom.
Metropolitan Stadium - 1
Hubert Humprhy Dome - 0
NFC Championships Earned
Metropolitan Stadium - 3
Hubert Humphry Dome - 0
Lesson: Quit putting roofs on your stadiums and naming them after losers.
HAHA, and I wonder what the win percentage is set to, to actually win any money from this fiasco—1$ for every 500 bowls?
“pulltabs?” = Video Lottery game used to separate suckers from their money.
What in the devil are ‘pulltabs’?..........................
Lottery games, where the tabs are, in essence, the ‘slot machine arms’.
Like a ‘scratch-off’ ticket?........................
Not really. Most pull tabs that I’ve ever seen have three or more “windows”, each with a tab. You pull them all and see if you win anything.
Each set of tabs contains a percentage payout, so someone’s going to win something., But it’s possible to waste a lot of money on them.
A scratch-off game, on the other hand, usually involves choices the player makes as to which rows to activate.
Now I know I am old. I associated pull tabs with the tabs that first appeared on beer and soft drink cans after the demise of the can opener, AKA church key. They were the ones that came off the can rather than end up tucked under the can tops - the ones that used to cut your feet when folks threw them away in the beach sand.
“In Grant we trust”
I hear that Kansas City might be persuaded to give up Romeo Crennel.
An interesting experiment would be to give my boys a can and a can opener and ask them to get the contents of the can out. I’m pretty sure they’ve never done it in their lives (18 and 20).
I think there is a 99.5% chance that it would not occur to them to poke holes 180 degrees apart.
Get Joe Kapp! I think he owns a restaurant out in CA. With all the new regs and taxes there, he should be ready for a move.
That is what I thought when I heard pull tabs as well. I was trying to make sense of it.
Boy you can say that again! I hated those damn things. That and still lit cigarette butts. OUCH!