Monday, October 17, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: October 17

October 17, 1988 – The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was enacted by the United States Congress on [this date] to regulate the conduct of gaming on Indian Lands.1

Minnesota tribes were the first in the nation to negotiate and sign gaming compacts with a state government. Then-Governor Rudy Perpich wanted to create jobs in rural Minnesota, and he believed tribal gaming would be a boon to disadvantaged rural communities.”2
Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Redwood County, just south of the city of Morton, was the site of Minnesota's first casino.


Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Redwood County

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