The Great Minnesota Pull-Tabs 🎰 Library
The uniquely idiotic gambling game found in Minnesota (and parts of Wisconsin).
Think of it as a slot machine made out of paper. Imagine the scene: the split beer stink of a dive bar, a glass of perspiring alcohol nestled against a plate of piping-hot tater tots, a plastic green discard basket, and a stack of un-ripped pull-tabs.
So here’s a personal library of pull-tabs – an ode to their whimsical designs and to the never-ending quest to win hard and lose gracefully.
Meat Heads at Brian’s in Stillwater
Skol Vikes at Curly’s in Duluth
Hot Diamonds at Halftime Rec in Saint Paul
Pull-tab on Sidewalk
Bet the Max at Black Hart in Saint Paul
It’s Lit & a Win at Billy’s on Grand
Money Stalks at Billy’s on Grand in Saint Paul
The floor of Curly’s in Duluth
Stack em high at Mancini’s in Saint Paul
Bananas at Jimmy’s Bar in Minneapolis
Nice little win at Stillwater’s No Neck Tonys, probably paid for dinner
Fun Fair at Mancini’s in Saint Paul
A stack of snappers at Mancini’s in Saint Paul
A fat, fat win that my father-in-law pulled at Mancini’s in Saint Paul