Do you ever wonder where money from charitable gambling in Minot goes? Most gaming sites are located in bars, and all of them are sponsored by a non-profit organization in some form. Revenues from gaming go back to benefit that non-profit.
It’s a revenue source that’s had a huge impact on how Minot looks today, and projects like the Pepsi Rink expansion at the MAYSA wouldn’t have been possible or would have been much harder without gaming revenue. But though the revenue has done many good things, is it ok to ask if we’re making the most — as a community — of this resource?
That’s the question the St. Paul City Council recently asked. In Minnesota, as in North Dakota — local political subdivisions — have a say in who they permit to operate charitable gaming. And in St. Paul, they’ve chosen to get more intentional about the policies that guide their permitting process. The hope is to focus more gaming profits on programs for low-income kids. Get the full story from the Star Tribune.