Former state Sen. Dick Day, center, speaks Friday to the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce policy committee. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
State-sponsored slots could raise $125M annually to offset deficit
WILLMAR -- Every year the Minnesota Legislature delays approving a racino is another lost opportunity to capture at least $125 million in new revenue every year.
Given the size of the state's deficit, former state Sen. Dick Day said he's a bit baffled that legislators have repeatedly turned down proposals for a state-operated racino -- the commonly used term for a racetrack casino.
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