Allied Charities gets new director

Moorhead native Allen Lund will be the new Allied Charities of Minnesota director as charities around the state introduce new electronic pull tab and bingo games the Legislature authorized early this year.

The state’s portions of the profits go to help fund a new Vikings stadium.

Lund replaces King Wilson, who worked for years to get lawmakers to approve electronic pull tabs, games that use an iPad but are similar to paper pull tabs that long have been sold in bars to benefit charities.

He has been an Allied Charities Board of Directors member and is St. Michael American Legion Post gambling manager. He also is president of a health and wellness company.

“As a gambling manager and Allied Charities board member, I am very aware of the challenges facing the charitable gambling industry today,” Lund said. “With the introduction of electronic gaming, we are beginning a new chapter in our industry.”

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