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Vikings Stadium: Gambling Control Board Approves Funding Mechanism

On Monday, Minnesota gambling regulators unanimously approved the vote to set guidelines for the electronic gambling devices that will aide in offsetting the debt on the new Vikings Stadium. Producers will now be able to begin designing electronic pull-tab devices and linked bingo games for sale by charities.

Via SB Nations Vikings Blog, the Daily Norseman:

For what it's worth, the regulations put forth seem fairly specific, with rules regarding the type of animations and GIFs used by manufacturers in the gaming process to the type of encryption software the games must use.

Reportedly dozens of manufacturers have been waiting for a full release of the standards, and a Las Vegas-based company-Acres 4.0-will lay down the groundwork for their version of the game within a month, following up with a full release within six months.

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