Money questions remain about new Vikings stadium

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Now that the Minnesota Vikings are set to get their new stadium, the worrying begins over a gambling expansion designed to pay the state’s share of the $975 million project.

In passing the stadium bill Thursday, lawmakers committed the state to raising $348 million by allowing electronic pull-tabs and bingo in bars and restaurants.

Opponents on both sides of the political spectrum predicted that the state is likely to further expand gambling if the electronic pull-tabs — now just a low-tech paper game offered in bars and restaurants — don’t bring in enough money.

Gov. Mark Dayton has pledged to sign the stadium bill into law.