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Address
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
City
Prior Lake
State
Minnesota
Zip Code
55372
Country
United States
Phone
(952) 445-9000

Toll-Free Number: (800) 262-7799
Hotel Reservations: (800) 813-7349
RV Reservations: (800) 653-2267
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Rooms: 400 Price Range: $95-$189
Suites: 16 Price Range: $179-$400
Restaurants: 6 Liquor: Yes
Buffets: L-$10.95/$14.95(Sat/Sun) D-$14.95/$25.95 (Wed)/$16.95(Fri/Sat)
Valet Parking: Free
Casino Size: 102,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Video Slots, Video Poker, Video Keno, Blackjack, Bingo
Overnight RV Parking: Must use RV park.
Senior Discount: Various Tue 8-11am if 55+
Special Features: Free shuttle bus service from Twin Cities area. Also has a second casino - Dakota Country with 45,000-square-feet of gaming space. 122-space RV park ($33 per night). Health club. Childcare facility.

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all this hope for slots at canterbury....lol mystic just bought them out! HOPE GONE! Mystic lake is horrible! Tightest slots in the world
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1.6
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1.0
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2.0
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1.0
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3.0
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2.0
Reviewed by Wicky September 17, 2014
Last updated: September 18, 2014

MYSTAKE LAKE!

all this hope for slots at canterbury....lol mystic just bought them out! HOPE GONE! Mystic lake is horrible! Tightest slots in the world

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Not anymore. Unless you like watching Drunk people make fools of themselves. Slots hardly payout anymore. They've done something to the shufflers at the Blackjack Tables because the house advantage is at about 70% now. You used to be able to play all night on $50 bucks. You're lucky if you last an hour now.

Ever since they introduced alcohol and by the sounds of it a new management company, they have gotten so greedy. You hardly see a machine payout a decent jackpot anymore. I played a Vinny, Ivan and Pete where you get up to 80 free spins in the bonus round. $1.25/spin and it used to hit when it got to 72+ spins in the bank. Jumped on a machine on a Friday night when it was at 79 free spins. Dumped $125 into it figuring it was going to pop and got it to 80 spins. Left 5 hours later and it was still at 80 spins in the bank. Went back the next night and still at 80 spins and never went out that night up til midnight. This was in the spring of 2013.

Ever since I've taken my entertainment dollar elsewhere. We used to be able to go and get the buffet, which they cranked up to $18 and play for the night and either break even or maybe down $20 including dinner. Now, can't justify the dinner and tired of tossing $50 to $60 into an hours worth of aggravation.

Venturing out to Jackpot Junction, TI, Diamond Joes and Hinkley from now on.

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2.0
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1.0
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1.0
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2.0
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1.0
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4.0
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3.0
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2.0
Reviewed by Mr3ShotCaramel August 26, 2014

Used to be fun and entertaining.

Not anymore. Unless you like watching Drunk people make fools of themselves. Slots hardly payout anymore. They've done something to the shufflers at the Blackjack Tables because the house advantage is at about 70% now. You used to be able to play all night on $50 bucks. You're lucky if you last an hour now.

Ever since they introduced alcohol and by the sounds of it a new management company, they have gotten so greedy. You hardly see a machine payout a decent jackpot anymore. I played a Vinny, Ivan and Pete where you get up to 80 free spins in the bonus round. $1.25/spin and it used to hit when it got to 72+ spins in the bank. Jumped on a machine on a Friday night when it was at 79 free spins. Dumped $125 into it figuring it was going to pop and got it to 80 spins. Left 5 hours later and it was still at 80 spins in the bank. Went back the next night and still at 80 spins and never went out that night up til midnight. This was in the spring of 2013.

Ever since I've taken my entertainment dollar elsewhere. We used to be able to go and get the buffet, which they cranked up to $18 and play for the night and either break even or maybe down $20 including dinner. Now, can't justify the dinner and tired of tossing $50 to $60 into an hours worth of aggravation.

Venturing out to Jackpot Junction, TI, Diamond Joes and Hinkley from now on.

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Best Buffet in the Upper Midwest, with great prices and food (Lunch is a steal for just over 11 bucks). The place is always clean (cleanest casino I've ever been in). Now, as far as the gambling goes, it has got to be one of the worst casinos for gambling I have ever seen. I used to play 5 dollar blackjack (gave up because you can't win), then tried video poker. Years ago, with the old machines that paid coins you had a chance to win...if you found the right machine. Once new machines came in I couldn't win at all. Next tried video keno. In the past 4.5 years, have only had one winning year. Last several have been disasters. This year was okay (winning days, losing days but staying near even for the year), up until 2 weeks ago. Older machines I usually play were pulled. Last two visits I have gotten skinned alive out there (even playing 4 keno games at once). I know the Casino is there to make a profit, but I rarely see or hear of anyone winning. I would STRONGLY suggest gambling elsewhere, or just going down the street and putting 2 bucks on a horse race if you need to gamble a little. Bottom line, I have finally thrown in the towel on this place. Why give them my gambling business if they give you almost no chance to win???
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
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2.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
2.0
Food & Drink 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Apollo July 15, 2014
Last updated: July 15, 2014

Tight Gaming Machines.

Best Buffet in the Upper Midwest, with great prices and food (Lunch is a steal for just over 11 bucks). The place is always clean (cleanest casino I've ever been in). Now, as far as the gambling goes, it has got to be one of the worst casinos for gambling I have ever seen. I used to play 5 dollar blackjack (gave up because you can't win), then tried video poker. Years ago, with the old machines that paid coins you had a chance to win...if you found the right machine. Once new machines came in I couldn't win at all. Next tried video keno. In the past 4.5 years, have only had one winning year. Last several have been disasters. This year was okay (winning days, losing days but staying near even for the year), up until 2 weeks ago. Older machines I usually play were pulled. Last two visits I have gotten skinned alive out there (even playing 4 keno games at once). I know the Casino is there to make a profit, but I rarely see or hear of anyone winning. I would STRONGLY suggest gambling elsewhere, or just going down the street and putting 2 bucks on a horse race if you need to gamble a little. Bottom line, I have finally thrown in the towel on this place. Why give them my gambling business if they give you almost no chance to win???

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What genius did Mystic hire to run high-stakes? They are removing the most played games (the five dollar coin games) and replacing them with theme based multi-line games! Is this the same executive that fired Jay Leno and replaced him with Conan O'Brien?
Overall rating 
 
1.9
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Bee September 10, 2013
Last updated: September 10, 2013

High Stakes is Going downhill

What genius did Mystic hire to run high-stakes? They are removing the most played games (the five dollar coin games) and replacing them with theme based multi-line games! Is this the same executive that fired Jay Leno and replaced him with Conan O'Brien?

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I just read all the reviews for Mystic Lake and all I can say is I agree with the other reviewers: stay away from this casino! There are 22 reviews and 21 say the same thing: it is impossible to win here. Save your money for some other place, be it TI or Stinkley or Vegas.
Overall rating 
 
2.3
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1.0
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1.0
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3.0
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2.0
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3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by BRMBRM September 10, 2013
Last updated: September 10, 2013

I Agree

I just read all the reviews for Mystic Lake and all I can say is I agree with the other reviewers: stay away from this casino! There are 22 reviews and 21 say the same thing: it is impossible to win here. Save your money for some other place, be it TI or Stinkley or Vegas.

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All I can say is that it's middle of the road. Nothing to write home about. Slots don't pay out very often, and the blackjack tables are so-so. I won more at Treasure Island in Red Wing. Now, if we go, it's for a concert and the buffet. The venue brings in some decent names and there's not a bad seat in the house. The buffet is good, but not great. A solid so-so rating here.
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2.9
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2.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
Reviewed by kmstro January 11, 2013
Last updated: January 11, 2013

Just so-so

All I can say is that it's middle of the road. Nothing to write home about. Slots don't pay out very often, and the blackjack tables are so-so. I won more at Treasure Island in Red Wing. Now, if we go, it's for a concert and the buffet. The venue brings in some decent names and there's not a bad seat in the house. The buffet is good, but not great. A solid so-so rating here.

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Have a decent player's club - but not the best. Lots of variety of slots, and not very many table games (which I think is because Canterbury has those covered a few miles away). The hotel rooms are the best I've stayed in while at an MN casino. The buffet the first time we got it was spectacular and every time since then we've been very disappointed, especially in the dessert options.
Overall rating 
 
3.3
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4.0
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2.0
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
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4.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Shel June 19, 2012
Last updated: June 19, 2012

Nice Rooms

Have a decent player's club - but not the best. Lots of variety of slots, and not very many table games (which I think is because Canterbury has those covered a few miles away). The hotel rooms are the best I've stayed in while at an MN casino. The buffet the first time we got it was spectacular and every time since then we've been very disappointed, especially in the dessert options.

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The slots at Mystic Lake have gradually gone more and more downhill in terms of payouts since 2003 in my opinion. Now they are REALLY tight, the tightest I've seen. I think Mystic Lake has a pact with the government to take money normally awarded to customers and give it to the government to help pay down the national debt. These people are CHEAP. The organization the Indians have awarded the running of the casino to is based out-of-state and is a very rich, large and cold heart-ed corporation. The organization that runs the casino insists on giving itself too much additional profit after paying the Indian owners. In 1998, I bet 78,000 dollars at Mystic Lake and won 77,000 back. In the last four years I have bet over 35,000 dollars on the slots at Mystic Lake and won just two jackpots, one for $1,500 and one for $1000, and have very, very rarely walked out a winner, I would say 8 times out of 9 I lose the 100 to 200 bucks I bet and the other time I average about 100 bucks in winnings - - that's it. Don't go if you have alternatives.
Overall rating 
 
2.7
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1.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
2.0
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2.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
4.0
Food & Drink 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Joe May 29, 2012
Last updated: May 29, 2012

Payouts have really tightened up

The slots at Mystic Lake have gradually gone more and more downhill in terms of payouts since 2003 in my opinion. Now they are REALLY tight, the tightest I've seen. I think Mystic Lake has a pact with the government to take money normally awarded to customers and give it to the government to help pay down the national debt. These people are CHEAP. The organization the Indians have awarded the running of the casino to is based out-of-state and is a very rich, large and cold heart-ed corporation. The organization that runs the casino insists on giving itself too much additional profit after paying the Indian owners. In 1998, I bet 78,000 dollars at Mystic Lake and won 77,000 back. In the last four years I have bet over 35,000 dollars on the slots at Mystic Lake and won just two jackpots, one for $1,500 and one for $1000, and have very, very rarely walked out a winner, I would say 8 times out of 9 I lose the 100 to 200 bucks I bet and the other time I average about 100 bucks in winnings - - that's it. Don't go if you have alternatives.

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Any positive reviews are probably by Mystic staff or tribe. I've been going there way too long and it was bad but now it is terrible. To give you an example, I won sixty four free spins playing maximum on a penny machine, that's two dollars and fifty cents. I won one hundred eleven dollars. It should have easily been a couple of thousand. Other times my wife and I have won free spins on the max and won thirty dollars. I think the casino's in Minnesota (which are only allowed on Indian reservations as of this writing March 2012) are concerned that there is talk of expanding gambling beyond the reservations to fund a new football stadium and as such, they are tightening their belts. IMHO, I think Indian owned/run casino's are nothing but reparations and there is no incentive for them to payout. But that's just me.
Overall rating 
 
1.6
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2.0
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1.0
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1.0
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3.0
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1.0
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2.0
Reviewed by Bruce March 19, 2012
Last updated: March 19, 2012

Staying away from Mystake Lake

Any positive reviews are probably by Mystic staff or tribe. I've been going there way too long and it was bad but now it is terrible. To give you an example, I won sixty four free spins playing maximum on a penny machine, that's two dollars and fifty cents. I won one hundred eleven dollars. It should have easily been a couple of thousand. Other times my wife and I have won free spins on the max and won thirty dollars. I think the casino's in Minnesota (which are only allowed on Indian reservations as of this writing March 2012) are concerned that there is talk of expanding gambling beyond the reservations to fund a new football stadium and as such, they are tightening their belts. IMHO, I think Indian owned/run casino's are nothing but reparations and there is no incentive for them to payout. But that's just me.

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I moved to MN from AZ. I got a players card at Mystic, thought I might enjoy going a few times now and then, but for every time I have been there, I have not won, I had 3 bonus rounds on a penny machine betting 1.50 each time. I had a bonus round where I won 350 credits, and 2 bonus rounds where I won 0. I decided that after watching people playing other machines and knowing what I was playing, Mystic Lake (Mistake Lake), is so tight with their payouts, it makes more sense for me to save my money for annual trips to Vegas and AZ. I claimed over 15K a year in winnings from Casino AZ. If you go there, check it out. And they have Vegas style machines (actual reels, not video). Vegas, we always win at the Venetian and Ceasars. Save your money and stay away from Mystic. I would love for someone to post whether they think any other casinos in the Twin Cities area seem to be better,
Overall rating 
 
1.6
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1.0
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2.0
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1.0
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1.0
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3.0
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2.0
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1.0
Reviewed by Marge Harrington February 02, 2012
Last updated: February 02, 2012

Horrible payouts at this casino

I moved to MN from AZ. I got a players card at Mystic, thought I might enjoy going a few times now and then, but for every time I have been there, I have not won, I had 3 bonus rounds on a penny machine betting 1.50 each time. I had a bonus round where I won 350 credits, and 2 bonus rounds where I won 0. I decided that after watching people playing other machines and knowing what I was playing, Mystic Lake (Mistake Lake), is so tight with their payouts, it makes more sense for me to save my money for annual trips to Vegas and AZ. I claimed over 15K a year in winnings from Casino AZ. If you go there, check it out. And they have Vegas style machines (actual reels, not video). Vegas, we always win at the Venetian and Ceasars. Save your money and stay away from Mystic. I would love for someone to post whether they think any other casinos in the Twin Cities area seem to be better,

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I have been gambling at Mystic Lake from the opening and in the last couple of years the slots have gotten too tight. I use to win about every other time I came, not any more. I play the dollar slots, they use to pay out more..
I am now going to go some place else.

I hope that blog E in Mpls builds a casino, Or slots go into the race track, we need them to compete with Mystic. Maybe than the folks at Mystic will see the light..

Overall rating 
 
2.7
Slots 
 
4.0
Table Games 
 
2.0
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2.0
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2.0
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3.0
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3.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Linda December 24, 2011
Last updated: December 25, 2011

Slots have gotten too tight

I have been gambling at Mystic Lake from the opening and in the last couple of years the slots have gotten too tight. I use to win about every other time I came, not any more. I play the dollar slots, they use to pay out more..
I am now going to go some place else.

I hope that blog E in Mpls builds a casino, Or slots go into the race track, we need them to compete with Mystic. Maybe than the folks at Mystic will see the light..

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Where do I begin with this place? I frequent the facility (mostly poor decisions).
Mystic is a casino where it seems you can go from winning good bonuses
to not being able to win a single spin. Literally. Out of towners will not understand
this simply because they have been there one time.
This casino is the only one in the state that it seems can literally be turned off by
the owners or whatever software they use for the slots. I understand the principle
that im not going to win every spin, but if im not going to win a spin at all through
100$ thats when it gets difficult to keep the temper down.
I have been told that the games can go on "cold streaks". Ok, thats fine I just switch
machines right? WRONG. Apparently at Mystic if one goes cold, they all go cold.
Money making scheme.

Also in recent months, the employees at this casino have become regular and frequent
(forgive me) assholes. Very unfriendly and virtually unattentive. I had to track someone down
3 sections away for an elderly lady that hit a jackpot a few weeks ago. Finally found someone.
They said "someone is on there way." 20 minutes later someone showed up and when she
asked what the wait was about he was unusually rude and almost provacative towards this woman.
Really? It took your lazy ass 20 mins to get to her.

For your money you should seriously avoid this place until the gaming laws here can get within reason.
Lookin for a great place and friendly atmosphere? Try shooting star casino in Mahnomen. Excellent
facility, great games and extremly friendly staff. Excited to see you win there too! Keep your money
from Mystic Lake.
Overall rating 
 
1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
Reviewed by King November 22, 2011
Last updated: November 22, 2011

The true Mystic...

Where do I begin with this place? I frequent the facility (mostly poor decisions).
Mystic is a casino where it seems you can go from winning good bonuses
to not being able to win a single spin. Literally. Out of towners will not understand
this simply because they have been there one time.
This casino is the only one in the state that it seems can literally be turned off by
the owners or whatever software they use for the slots. I understand the principle
that im not going to win every spin, but if im not going to win a spin at all through
100$ thats when it gets difficult to keep the temper down.
I have been told that the games can go on "cold streaks". Ok, thats fine I just switch
machines right? WRONG. Apparently at Mystic if one goes cold, they all go cold.
Money making scheme.

Also in recent months, the employees at this casino have become regular and frequent
(forgive me) assholes. Very unfriendly and virtually unattentive. I had to track someone down
3 sections away for an elderly lady that hit a jackpot a few weeks ago. Finally found someone.
They said "someone is on there way." 20 minutes later someone showed up and when she
asked what the wait was about he was unusually rude and almost provacative towards this woman.
Really? It took your lazy ass 20 mins to get to her.

For your money you should seriously avoid this place until the gaming laws here can get within reason.
Lookin for a great place and friendly atmosphere? Try shooting star casino in Mahnomen. Excellent
facility, great games and extremly friendly staff. Excited to see you win there too! Keep your money
from Mystic Lake.

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I understand this is a bad casino for slot payouts, but its blackjack games are bad too. They recently discontinued their single-deck game that they advertised so much because they didn't feel they were winning enough. Now their big ad campaign is about their $1 blackjack game, except that it isn't $1 because they collect 25 cents per hand. Of course, if you win you only get paid $1, not $1.25, so this is a game specially designed and promoted to take advantage of the people who don't understand that fact.
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
5.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
5.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Tracy Samuelson November 15, 2011
Last updated: November 15, 2011

Terrible blackjack game

I understand this is a bad casino for slot payouts, but its blackjack games are bad too. They recently discontinued their single-deck game that they advertised so much because they didn't feel they were winning enough. Now their big ad campaign is about their $1 blackjack game, except that it isn't $1 because they collect 25 cents per hand. Of course, if you win you only get paid $1, not $1.25, so this is a game specially designed and promoted to take advantage of the people who don't understand that fact.

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As far as casinos go Mystic is a pretty great one with a fun and inviting atmosphere. There are a lot of negative reviews on here but as far as I can tell it's no worse than any other casino I've been to including some in Vegas. Casinos and more specifically Slots have their good and bad days and just because I lose some doesn't mean I'm not gonna come back. The food here is AMAZING especially their Chinese, it is the best sesame chicken I've ever had and its all made to order! I haven't hit the big one yet but I am gonna keep trying :)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Slots 
 
4.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
5.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
5.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
5.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Katie September 15, 2011
Last updated: September 15, 2011

Great Casino!

As far as casinos go Mystic is a pretty great one with a fun and inviting atmosphere. There are a lot of negative reviews on here but as far as I can tell it's no worse than any other casino I've been to including some in Vegas. Casinos and more specifically Slots have their good and bad days and just because I lose some doesn't mean I'm not gonna come back. The food here is AMAZING especially their Chinese, it is the best sesame chicken I've ever had and its all made to order! I haven't hit the big one yet but I am gonna keep trying :)

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You got to be prepared to get in and get out that's all i can say. I'm there often because i live close. Slots are tight and if you hit they do pay. I give them a 4 for you drinkers because i don't drink and of no concern to me. If you like alcohol then it would be a 5 because the food is awesome!
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4.0
Slots 
 
2.0
Table Games 
 
4.0
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5.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
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4.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
5.0
Food & Drink 
 
4.0
Reviewed by T_bot August 29, 2011
Last updated: August 29, 2011

Choose wisely then get out of there!!!

You got to be prepared to get in and get out that's all i can say. I'm there often because i live close. Slots are tight and if you hit they do pay. I give them a 4 for you drinkers because i don't drink and of no concern to me. If you like alcohol then it would be a 5 because the food is awesome!

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It would be easier to break into Fort Knox than win on the slot machines at Mystic Lake!!
Overall rating 
 
1.6
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by douglas baril June 12, 2011
Last updated: June 12, 2011

Tight Slots

It would be easier to break into Fort Knox than win on the slot machines at Mystic Lake!!

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So smokey you can hardly STAND it.
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Slots 
 
3.0
Table Games 
 
4.0
Customer Service 
 
5.0
Player's Club 
 
2.0
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1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by pberg2 May 17, 2011
Last updated: May 17, 2011

SMOKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

So smokey you can hardly STAND it.

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By law, the machines have a cap of 98% return. The more you play, the more you will lose. Non-smoking areas are like non-peeing areas in a pool---they could do so much better by just making half of it non-smoking. The blackjack rules are decent and the only redeeming feature in gaming. They are threatening to serve liquor and raise return rates on machines if the state allows any more gambling---sounds good to me!
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
4.0
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
2.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
2.0
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3.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Jeff May 16, 2011
Last updated: May 16, 2011

Don't kid yourself about winning on machines

By law, the machines have a cap of 98% return. The more you play, the more you will lose. Non-smoking areas are like non-peeing areas in a pool---they could do so much better by just making half of it non-smoking. The blackjack rules are decent and the only redeeming feature in gaming. They are threatening to serve liquor and raise return rates on machines if the state allows any more gambling---sounds good to me!

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You really can't listen to what the other people on here are saying. This is a world class facility. Outside of Vegas, you won't find a better casino anywhere. Heck this is even nicer than a lot of the Vegas casinos. They now are up to over 5,000 slot machines, and a huge blackjack area, and my biggest complaint is that it's still not enough. Weekends are so crowded that literally every machine is full and every seat at every blackjack table. They will be opening up another new area, but I hope they have more expansion plans in the works because I can't really go on Fridays anymore because I can never find a machine.

The whole building is SUPER clean, and SUPER fancy. The new remodeling is stunning. The slots aren't nearly as tight as people claim, I've spent over $15,000 there this year (according to my base points) so far, and I'm up about $300. Sure I have my bad nights and my good nights, but this place is not as tight as some people claim (if you sit on the same machine the whole night then you can expect to lose more, faster, yes).

The restaurants are all great. il Premio has the best Italian in the state. It's fancy food that will impress even the craziest foodies, and it's dirt cheap. The buffet features homemade food for $12.95 most nights, and it's great (and HUGE). The "fast food" restaurants have some of the best food I've ever eaten, all of your food is made fresh to order and is always ready within about 5-10 minutes. The only thing I wouldn't really recommend is the Minehaha Cafe. It's the place that is open 24/7, and it features a lot of frozen food. Old people love it, and people who don't know food love it, but for everyone else stick with buffet, ilPremio, or the Promenade fast food restaurants.

Overall, this place is totally amazing, but they need to do something about the severe lack of slot machines available. It's crazy to think that 5,000 isn't enough, but on the weekends they could use at least 8,000. They'd make more money and people would be happier.
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Slots 
 
5.0
Table Games 
 
5.0
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5.0
Player's Club 
 
5.0
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5.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
5.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0
Reviewed by James May 15, 2011
Last updated: May 15, 2011

Best Casino in the world outside of Vegas

You really can't listen to what the other people on here are saying. This is a world class facility. Outside of Vegas, you won't find a better casino anywhere. Heck this is even nicer than a lot of the Vegas casinos. They now are up to over 5,000 slot machines, and a huge blackjack area, and my biggest complaint is that it's still not enough. Weekends are so crowded that literally every machine is full and every seat at every blackjack table. They will be opening up another new area, but I hope they have more expansion plans in the works because I can't really go on Fridays anymore because I can never find a machine.

The whole building is SUPER clean, and SUPER fancy. The new remodeling is stunning. The slots aren't nearly as tight as people claim, I've spent over $15,000 there this year (according to my base points) so far, and I'm up about $300. Sure I have my bad nights and my good nights, but this place is not as tight as some people claim (if you sit on the same machine the whole night then you can expect to lose more, faster, yes).

The restaurants are all great. il Premio has the best Italian in the state. It's fancy food that will impress even the craziest foodies, and it's dirt cheap. The buffet features homemade food for $12.95 most nights, and it's great (and HUGE). The "fast food" restaurants have some of the best food I've ever eaten, all of your food is made fresh to order and is always ready within about 5-10 minutes. The only thing I wouldn't really recommend is the Minehaha Cafe. It's the place that is open 24/7, and it features a lot of frozen food. Old people love it, and people who don't know food love it, but for everyone else stick with buffet, ilPremio, or the Promenade fast food restaurants.

Overall, this place is totally amazing, but they need to do something about the severe lack of slot machines available. It's crazy to think that 5,000 isn't enough, but on the weekends they could use at least 8,000. They'd make more money and people would be happier.

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I have been playing slots for many years and have watched Mystic Lake slot payouts go from good, years ago to virtually non-existant now. The so called bonus games on the slot machines first take forever to get and then when you finally do get into them they pay out horrible. Example on a 30 line penny machine 10 bonus games at different times paid:
70 cents
20 cents
0 cents

Most of the people I sit next to are complaining about the place and the payouts. The hopes of a racino at Canterbury are mentioned numerous times which I would have to agree. What this place needs is some competition to loosen their slots up. Right now they can set them as tight as they want because they have a monopoly on gambling in the metro area.

The smoke in the place is awful. I feel very sorry for the workers that have to take it in on a daily basis. Ask them sometime how many employees have passed away from cancer-I am sure they don't make that public knowledge. I never even thought about it until I was talking to one of the workers and they told me they were going to another employee funeral and the person was young.

I used to go to Vegas years ago and will be saving my gambling money for a place where it lasts longer.
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
2.0
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1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by former player April 30, 2011
Last updated: May 03, 2011

Mystic Lake gone downhill

I have been playing slots for many years and have watched Mystic Lake slot payouts go from good, years ago to virtually non-existant now. The so called bonus games on the slot machines first take forever to get and then when you finally do get into them they pay out horrible. Example on a 30 line penny machine 10 bonus games at different times paid:
70 cents
20 cents
0 cents

Most of the people I sit next to are complaining about the place and the payouts. The hopes of a racino at Canterbury are mentioned numerous times which I would have to agree. What this place needs is some competition to loosen their slots up. Right now they can set them as tight as they want because they have a monopoly on gambling in the metro area.

The smoke in the place is awful. I feel very sorry for the workers that have to take it in on a daily basis. Ask them sometime how many employees have passed away from cancer-I am sure they don't make that public knowledge. I never even thought about it until I was talking to one of the workers and they told me they were going to another employee funeral and the person was young.

I used to go to Vegas years ago and will be saving my gambling money for a place where it lasts longer.

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There is absolutely no way to win here. There is a huge array of slots here with all the newest games but they are so tight and the payouts so small, they are not worth playing. The second hand smoke is gagging. The floor service people are slow and lazy. Customer service and comps are nearly non-existent. The hotel is nice and very clean and there is an excellent pool. The buffet is so-so and high priced and the grills and deli is average. There is NO beer or alcoholic beverages available but self serve soda and coffee/ tea is readily available. Take the shuttle to the Little 6 casino restaurant for some great nightly specials for under $10
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1.7
Slots 
 
2.0
Table Games 
 
2.0
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1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
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2.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Mike April 20, 2011
Last updated: April 21, 2011

Avoid this place like the plague

There is absolutely no way to win here. There is a huge array of slots here with all the newest games but they are so tight and the payouts so small, they are not worth playing. The second hand smoke is gagging. The floor service people are slow and lazy. Customer service and comps are nearly non-existent. The hotel is nice and very clean and there is an excellent pool. The buffet is so-so and high priced and the grills and deli is average. There is NO beer or alcoholic beverages available but self serve soda and coffee/ tea is readily available. Take the shuttle to the Little 6 casino restaurant for some great nightly specials for under $10

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Very tight slots. Very rarely hear anyone getting excited. Way too many machines. Blah atmosphere. No fun. Would it kill you to let us win once in a while? I vote yes to slots at Canterbury!!
Overall rating 
 
1.6
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Jack March 20, 2011
Last updated: March 21, 2011

No fun

Very tight slots. Very rarely hear anyone getting excited. Way too many machines. Blah atmosphere. No fun. Would it kill you to let us win once in a while? I vote yes to slots at Canterbury!!

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I put over ten thousand dollars trough the dollar slots at Mystic Lake and never hit more than 120 dollars. I kept thinking one good pay and ill never come back here,it never happened,i quit. GO play at Mystic Lake if you like playing with little/no chance of winning.
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
5.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by pat July 15, 2010

Lost at Mystic Lake

I put over ten thousand dollars trough the dollar slots at Mystic Lake and never hit more than 120 dollars. I kept thinking one good pay and ill never come back here,it never happened,i quit. GO play at Mystic Lake if you like playing with little/no chance of winning.

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I can say that Mystic has been really tight. I could go out there with $50 and spend the day there and have a good time. Now, you don't dare go out there with less then $200 or more and most of us can not afford it, but we still like to have fun. It would be nice with all the changes and it should not affect the way the slots are. We already spend enough money out there.
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
2.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Chris July 14, 2010

not worth the trip

I can say that Mystic has been really tight. I could go out there with $50 and spend the day there and have a good time. Now, you don't dare go out there with less then $200 or more and most of us can not afford it, but we still like to have fun. It would be nice with all the changes and it should not affect the way the slots are. We already spend enough money out there.

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The casino has beautiful architecture but . . . Smoke is everywhere; no liquor (I don't drink anyways, but the people I go with would)

I would recommend to go in for the experience. They do have 2 casinos, the smaller one is quiet and has less smoke.

Canterbury park is right down the road; I have only been there for the race track (and they remodeled the table area anyways.

Treasure Island is only about 5 more mins from where I live; MUCH preferred. I entered a blackjack tournament (free) and a person I went with won about $800 from playing in the same tourney.
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2.7
Slots 
 
2.0
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3.0
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2.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
4.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
2.0
Reviewed by Simmons May 08, 2010

I have no plans on going back.

The casino has beautiful architecture but . . . Smoke is everywhere; no liquor (I don't drink anyways, but the people I go with would)

I would recommend to go in for the experience. They do have 2 casinos, the smaller one is quiet and has less smoke.

Canterbury park is right down the road; I have only been there for the race track (and they remodeled the table area anyways.

Treasure Island is only about 5 more mins from where I live; MUCH preferred. I entered a blackjack tournament (free) and a person I went with won about $800 from playing in the same tourney.

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Horrible Second-Hand Smoke! Everywhere! They just don't care!

TIGHT machines!

LAZY workers!

WORST of the worst!
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
Reviewed by bill February 08, 2010

Horrible Second-Hand Smoke!

Horrible Second-Hand Smoke! Everywhere! They just don't care!

TIGHT machines!

LAZY workers!

WORST of the worst!

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If you spend enough you get offers for free hotel rooms but the slot machines are so tight with NO payouts it just isn't worth the trip to get a free room with no payouts with their games.

Four of us went a couple weeks ago and not one of us was EVER ahead one time in a weekend :( Was never like that before but has gotten worse over time. I suppose they have to have extra money to pay for all the upgrades, but the hotel is really nice.

The buffet used to be good until we realized they have the EXACT same thing day after day so after one day you don't want to go back. At Ribbon's they managed to screw up 4 meals so we will never eat there again! The cafe is good, actually very good. I agree save up for a cheap flight and enjoy Vegas. At least there I played 4 days before losing the same amount I lost in 5 hrs at Mystic Lake!
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2.9
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
4.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by cats January 31, 2010

not worth the trip

If you spend enough you get offers for free hotel rooms but the slot machines are so tight with NO payouts it just isn't worth the trip to get a free room with no payouts with their games.

Four of us went a couple weeks ago and not one of us was EVER ahead one time in a weekend :( Was never like that before but has gotten worse over time. I suppose they have to have extra money to pay for all the upgrades, but the hotel is really nice.

The buffet used to be good until we realized they have the EXACT same thing day after day so after one day you don't want to go back. At Ribbon's they managed to screw up 4 meals so we will never eat there again! The cafe is good, actually very good. I agree save up for a cheap flight and enjoy Vegas. At least there I played 4 days before losing the same amount I lost in 5 hrs at Mystic Lake!

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This casino has the worst payouts of any casino I have ever been in.....period!!! Nice looking casino but would not recommend this casino to anyone!!

You can spend $20 on penny machines betting the minimum in minutes! Glad to hear they "reportedly" donate to charities...doesn't concern me much when I am the one losing the money! Stay Home or save up for Vegas...your odds will be much better!!!!
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2.6
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1.0
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2.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
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1.0
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5.0
Food & Drink 
 
4.0
Reviewed by M December 28, 2009

Horrible Payouts

This casino has the worst payouts of any casino I have ever been in.....period!!! Nice looking casino but would not recommend this casino to anyone!!

You can spend $20 on penny machines betting the minimum in minutes! Glad to hear they "reportedly" donate to charities...doesn't concern me much when I am the one losing the money! Stay Home or save up for Vegas...your odds will be much better!!!!

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It's the casino closest to home, but I no longer go there. The slots are tight, the atmosphere is no fun (in part because there's no alcohol). The clientele is a mix of seniors with oxygen tanks, 18 year olds that are allowed in because its dry, and an underclass that shouldn't be gambling.

They have an abundance of empty high-limit tables and one low-limit table that people are stacked 3 deep at waiting to get on. I realize they are limited in what they can offer for table games, but a pai gow poker table would be nice.
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2.2
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1.0
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3.0
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2.0
Player's Club 
 
2.0
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1.0
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3.0
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3.0
Reviewed by Ben December 22, 2009

Depressing casino

It's the casino closest to home, but I no longer go there. The slots are tight, the atmosphere is no fun (in part because there's no alcohol). The clientele is a mix of seniors with oxygen tanks, 18 year olds that are allowed in because its dry, and an underclass that shouldn't be gambling.

They have an abundance of empty high-limit tables and one low-limit table that people are stacked 3 deep at waiting to get on. I realize they are limited in what they can offer for table games, but a pai gow poker table would be nice.

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If you like to go to the casino for slot machine play you are better off driving the extra miles to some of the other casinos in this state, or for that matter taking a cheap flight to Las Vegas, I went to Mystic Lake a total of 6 times this year and not one time was i ever ahead while playing. Their machines are simply too tight and this place is the prime example why indian gaming needs to be regulated. The slot machines that advertise bonus games do not give bonus games. The new constructions looks nice but lets be realistic, they have to pay for it, unfortunatly this tride does not understand that if you want to create repeat customers you throw them a bone once in awhile. I truly hope this casino fails and encourage others to share their stories or to even create a blog about this place. Dont waste your money, they have not earned it here.
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
Reviewed by Todd September 24, 2009

Dont go here if you like slot machines

If you like to go to the casino for slot machine play you are better off driving the extra miles to some of the other casinos in this state, or for that matter taking a cheap flight to Las Vegas, I went to Mystic Lake a total of 6 times this year and not one time was i ever ahead while playing. Their machines are simply too tight and this place is the prime example why indian gaming needs to be regulated. The slot machines that advertise bonus games do not give bonus games. The new constructions looks nice but lets be realistic, they have to pay for it, unfortunatly this tride does not understand that if you want to create repeat customers you throw them a bone once in awhile. I truly hope this casino fails and encourage others to share their stories or to even create a blog about this place. Dont waste your money, they have not earned it here.

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