Lawful gambling modifications bill receives third reading, passes Senate Floor

A bill prohibiting the Minnesota Lottery from distributing or selling online lottery games, digital lottery games at gas station kiosks and ATMs, and casino-style games has passed through the Senate. It also modifies various lawful gambling statutes relating to charitable gaming. Last session, the Legislature passed a similar bill with gambling prohibitions supported by Allied Charities of Minnesota that was vetoed by Governor Dayton. This bill includes the same provisions as last session, including the gambling prohibitions and requested Allied Charities changes, but delays the effective date until 130 days after passage to allow the Lottery to notify the contracting vendor and satisfy the 120-day notice requirement for contract severance included in the original contract with the vendor. (S.F. 229)

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