Charities Learn How to Take Advantage of E-Games

By KBJR News 1

June 11, 2013 Updated Jun 12, 2013 at 11:16 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Minnesota Charities are hoping to take advantage of e-gaming devices popping up at local watering holes across the state.

Allied Charities of Minnesota hosted one of several informational meetings Tuesday at the Dry Dock in Duluth.

State leaders have expressed concerns about less-than expected revenue from the machines, some of which is helping fund the New Vikings stadium.

Charities had a chance to review electronic pull-tab and bingo devices, ask questions and also learn about some misconceptions about how the money is used.

"They want to know if this money all goes to the stadium,”Genny Hinnenkamp, Gambling Manager of the Irving Community Club said. “Well it's not all going to the stadium. We pay taxes to Minnesota Revenue and it goes into the general account.

Several bars in Duluth have e-pull tab machines.