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All Minnesota casinos are located on Indian reservations and under a compact reached with the state the only table games permitted are card games such as blackjack and poker. Additionally, the only kind of slot machines allowed are the electronic video variety. Therefore, you will not find any mechanical slots that have traditional reels - only video screens.
According to the terms of the compact between the state and the tribes, however, the minimum and maximum payouts are regulated as follows: video poker and video blackjack - 83% to 98%, slot machines - 80% to 95%, keno - 75% to 95%. Each tribe is free to set its machines to pay back anywhere within those limits and the tribes do not not release any information regarding their slot machine percentage paybacks.
The hours of operation are listed for those casinos that are not open on a 24-hour basis. Unless otherwise noted, all casinos offer: video slots, video poker, video keno and blackjack. Optional games include: poker (P), Caribbean stud poker (CSP), pai gow poker (PGP), three-card poker (TCP), let it ride (LIR) and bingo (BG).
The minimum gambling age is 18 at all casinos. Valet parking is free at all casinos except Jackpot Junction and Mystic Lake.
For more information on visiting Minnesota call the state’s office of tourism at (800) 657-3700 or go to www.exploreminnesota.com.
Shown below is a list of all Minnesota casinos. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Black Bear Casino & Hotel
- Canterbury Park
- Fond-du-Luth Casino
- Fortune Bay Resort-Casino
- Grand Casino Hinckley
- Grand Casino Mille Lacs
- Grand Portage Lodge & Casino
- Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel
- Little Six Casino
- Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
- Northern Lights Casino & Hotel
- Palace Casino Hotel
- Prairies Edge Casino Resort
- Running Aces
- Seven Clans Casino Red Lake
- Seven Clans Casino Thief River Falls
- Seven Clans Casino Warroad
- Shooting Star Casino Hotel
- Treasure Island Resort Casino
- White Oak Casino