Minnesota Legislature Unhappy with Online Lottery Expansion

The Minnesota Lottery rolled out online sales of PowerBall, Mega Millions, and other lottery tickets four years ago and earlier this year debuted instant online scratch off games. It seems that the online scratch offs have illicit the ire of members of the Minnesota Legislature. Some of the Legislators are calling what the Minnesota Lottery is doing as “online crack.” Interesting articles about this can be found at the following:

Pioneer Press

Star Tribune

CBS Minnesota

SCTimes

Minnesota debuts lottery sales at gas station pumps and ATM’s

Another example of states beating the feds to the punch on expansion of gaming and potential internet gaming…and increasing competition with Indian gaming.

My favorite quote of the articles covering this:

“It’s a busy world,” said Minnesota Lottery Executive Director Ed Van Petten, “so this is an attempt to reach that person.”

Articles here and here.