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Gambling expansion should be put on hold, group says

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ST. PAUL — The state Lottery should get permission from the Legislature before proceeding with an expansion of online gaming, anti-gambling groups said Thursday at the Capitol.

The state law setting up the Lottery in 1989 did not envision that one day the agency would be offering scratch-off games online, as it’s planning to do in coming weeks, said Jake Grassel, executive director of a group called Citizens Against Gambling Expansion.

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