Republican House lawmakers today unveiled a push to legalize sports gambling in Minnesota. The bill would allow gambling only at established tribal casinos. The tribes have not commented on the bill yet and Republican State Representative Pat Garofalo of Farmington says “if the tribal entities are opposed to this bill, just like any important stakeholder, it’s not going to go forward. The relevant part is that there’s bipartisan support for these sorts of things, but there’s also bipartisan opposition, I would compare it to the Vikings stadium–it’s too big to have individual stakeholders oppose it without it going forward.”Garofalo says he’s committed to building a consensus. Republican State Representative Nick Zerwas of Elk River says legalized sports betting is something the state needs to do responsibly–and quickly–to stay competitive with nearby states who already allow it or are considering it and he jokes “God help us if on a Vikings-Packers Sunday game, Minnesotans have to go to Wisconsin to bet on the game, that’s…that would be crazy.” A federal ban on sports betting was overturned by the U-S Supreme Court last May.