Toll-Free: (877) 786-2237
Self Parking: Free Valet: $6 (Fri-Sun)
Buffets: B-$8.95 (Sun) D-$23.95 (Thu)
Games Offered: Blackjack, Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Three-Card Poker. No gaming machines.
Special Features: 15-Space RV Park ($25 per night). Live Horse racing mid-May-midAugust.
Running Aces Hot
Toll-Free: (877) 786-2237
Average user rating from: 4 user(s)
|Table Games||3.3 (4)|
|Customer Service||3.8 (4)|
|Player's Club||1.0 (4)|
|Gaming Atmosphere||4.5 (4)|
|Amenities or Hotel||1.0 (4)|
|Food & Drink||4.0 (4)|
The blackjack playing conditions are below average by MN standards. Cuts are not deep, speed of play is slowed by the dealers needing approval for almost everything, and not being able to resplit aces is strange for a place called Running Aces.
Simulcast area is adequate. Food is good.
A dealers point of view
I am a dealer on the swing shift (pit) and I totally agree with the ante on the bonus $5 blackjack. It's a pain in the ass for the customers as well as the dealers. And with the "poor blackjack," I may be impartial, but you probably had an unexperienced dealer who has never dealt elsewhere.
Most of us can pay a $117 blackjack, simple. The "rude" ones, my guess was day shift. People on my shift and graves, I can't see anyone really being rude. Well, there's one person...but that's it. And yes, we keep our own tips. I appreciate each and every one that has given to me, I can't thank you guys enough. I deal a fast, efficient game while still having fun. I honestly do my damdest to take care of my customers as well as I can whatever it is...just dealing, friendly chat, whatever, it's all good.
About the players club, I work there and don't really know about it! It's like a mystery...I know it's not that good. I've suggested to make other comps (like where I worked before) get so many points for cash, clothing, merch, etc. We'll see what they do about it. Hey guys I'm trying! But then again, this place just opened, they're trying to get all their ducks in a row...I'm hoping all these layoffs are done with. My boyfriend was laid off from there, they hired what they thought they needed but business was slow in the beginning. It sucks!
Well that's about all I have to say for now...I'm sure those of you that know me, know who I am by what I typed. I look forward to dealing to each and every one of you! Come visit me:)
I visit Running Aces several times a week
I think overall it is really a nice place to go to. I have told them that a lot of people don't like playing their bonus blackjack, and also that they would need more 3 and 4 card poker tables and they have now opened up one more of each.
I have a players club card, and they always want to know my card number, but about the only thing that I know of getting from your players card is 50 cents an hour for playing, and that is for food or valet parking.
I would think that they would have some other type of rewards with their players card.
Nice atmosphere, poor Blackjack
Nice enough place, but the blackjack there is TERRIBLE. They have a bunch of stingy rules, like you can only bet the table minimum if you enter mid-shoe. Also, the $5 tables make you pay a .50 ante, which makes the game unbeatable. They do offer $10 "real" blackjack, however.,
Furthermore, they play through a little more than 3 decks out of 6 before shuffling, so good luck with card counting at this place. The dealer hits soft 17 and you can't re-split aces. I signed up for a player's card and got a $5 match play in the mail. Big deal. I'm willing to bet most of the comps this place dishes out go to poker players.
The dealers here were also mostly rude. They keep their own tips. Understandable why they may be a little irritable, they have to call the pit critter for every little thing, every time they shuffle, every Blackjack payout on an odd sized bet, breaking a $5 into $1 chips, etc.
I played here twice and will never play again since there is much better blackjack available at: Hinckley, Mystic lake, Turtle Lake, Heck, even Treasure Island provides a better blackjack experience than this place.