Attached find a legislative update, a comparison of electronic and paper pull tabs and two pages from the January – March 2018 issue of the Proof magazine, a publication of Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA).
The pages from the Proof are examples of what I mean when I say that we have lost sight of what charitable gaming is supposed to be about and how we have now lost control of it as well. There is no mention that a bar needs a charity in order to conduct charitable gaming. The charity is no longer in the equation. It is about making revenue for the state and for profit companies. We now have bars collecting $16,800 monthly rent checks. That is the equivalent of $200,000 per year off of charitable gaming. If that does not cause you to sit up and take notice, I am not sure what will. We are supposed to be here to help those in need, those that are less fortunate than ourselves.