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Vikings Stadium Update: Agreement Could Be Close On Charitable Gambling Deal

The Minnesota Vikings continue to wait and wait for their new stadium deal to get authorized by the Minnesota government, to no avail. There's been quite a bit of movement, some positive even, in the past week or two but there's still largely just bad news on the front.

One of the stumbling blocks has been the Stadium Bill deal that involves a chunk of the money for the new stadium coming from electronic bingo and pulltab games, described as fundraisers for charitable organizations. It looks like the House of Representatives might be close to passing a standalone bill to get the pulltab and bingo games going through, according to TwinCities. If passed, the deal could then be added onto the stadium bill, effectively killing one of the obstacles that still stands in the way of the bill passing. The vote for that standalone bill will be held on Monday at 6 p.m..

We probably still have a long way to go until the Vikings have an assured new home, either way.

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