Minnesota Casino Guide
Online Casinos in Minnesota
Minnesota has not legalized any forms of online gambling in the state just yet. It does not look like it's going to be legal to play at an online casino any time soon, as Minnesota tends to have a more traditional look on gambling.
If you're caught playing on an online casino, the biggest consequence you'll face is a "misdemeanor." This has no penalties attached. So far, no one in Minnesota has gotten into any legal trouble for gambling online. Seeing that the state isn't the strictest when it comes to online wagering, online casinos have the potential to enter the Minnesota market someday.
Land-Based Casinos in Minnesota
Types of Casino in Minnesota
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 at casinos in Minnesota is 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 the minimum and maximum payouts for casinos in Minnesota 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 release any information regarding their slot machine percentage paybacks. This means that there is no way to tell which MN casino payouts are the best.
Unlike the casinos in Minnesota, in many U.S. states, the slot machine payback statistics for that particular state’s casinos are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all U.S. casinos.
There are no casinos in Minneapolis. However, there are two casinos near Minneapolis. About 25 miles southwest is Mystic Lake Casino, which is also the largest casino in Minnesota. The other is the Little Six Casino, which is affiliated with Mystic Lake and is within a one-mile drive form that casino.
Options for Gambling in Minnesota
Unless otherwise noted, all casinos in Minnesota offer video slots, video poker, video keno, and blackjack. Optional games include: poker, Caribbean stud poker, pai gow poker, three-card poker, ultimate Texas hold’em, Mississippi stud, let it ride and bingo.
The hours of operation are listed for those Minnesota casinos that are not open on a 24-hour basis.
Gambling Laws in Minnesota
The minimum gambling age is 18 at all casinos in Minnesota.
Minnesota Casinos Map
You can easily see all casino locations by using our Minnesota casinos map. To zoom in, just click the + (plus) sign in the lower right corner of the map, or to zoom out, just click the – (minus) sign in the same area.
To move the map of casinos in Minnesota, click and hold down either of your mouse buttons. Then use the hand icon to drag the map in whichever direction you desire.
Each of the red icons on the map is a casino location. Just click on any red icon to see the name of the casino at that location. If you want more information on that casino, simply click again on the casino’s name and it will direct you to another page with detailed information on that particular casino, including address, phone number, toll-free phone number, room rates, casino size, dining information, games offered, availability of discounts for seniors, any special features, and a direct link to that casino’s website.
List of Casinos in Minnesota
Shown below is a list of all casinos in Minnesota. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular Minnesota 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 - Bagley
- Shooting Star Casino Hotel - Mahnomen
- Treasure Island Resort Casino
- White Oak Casino
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For more information on visiting Minnesota casinos, or other tourist attractions, call the state’s office of tourism at (800) 657-3700 or go to www.exploreminnesota.com.