Minnesota Introduces Low-Stakes Online Betting

Minnesota deploys on-site gambling on iPads enabling gamers to place low-stakes wagers in designated locations.

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Minnesota announced earlier this year its intentions to introduce a limited form of “on premises” low-stakes e-gambling. The original idea behind the changes of American gambling laws in the Gopher State was to raise funds to rebuild the Minnesota Vikings football stadium as well as to help local charities.

Back then, Minnesota decided to introduce a limited and tightly controlled form of online betting, available solely on licensed premises. The proposed technical solution was lending mobile devices such as iPads, called pull-tab terminals, to gamblers who visit the premises. The players are allowed to place low-stakes wagers using the lent mobile devices.

online gambling news in United States confirmed that this month a solution by Acres 4.0 system was implemented without incidents on several locations. The new Acres 4.0 is distributed in Minnesota exclusively by Express Games.

The Acres 4.0 technology utilizes a central server-based system. It uses a wireless connection for communication using the required security standards. The Minnesota network, licensed by the Minnesota Gambling Control Board, is designed to operate with 25,000 electronic pull-tab terminals.

Las Vegas-based Acres 4.0 holds over 70 patents, many of them frequently used in internet betting in United States.

John Acres, a veteran gambling industry inventor and entrepreneur, and the man behind the low-stakes betting system said earlier this week:”It is no secret the gaming industry must change. Our company is again leading that change. Five years ago, I recognized the gambling industry had outgrown its traditional player base and that most non-gambling consumers weren’t satisfied with traditional gambling games or experiences.”

John Acres himself is the inventor of several gambling technology products that are said to have revolutionized casino operations around the world. He is the developer one of the first player-tracking systems and the wide-area progressive jackpots.

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