There are not only casinos but also horse tracks and racinos for the average gambler to explore in Minnesota, so this is a great state to visit if you want to get that chance to play to your heart’s content. The natural beauty of the state is offset by the huge amount of opportunities for entertainment, with lots of casinos located on Native American tribal reservations and run by the tribes under whose jurisdiction they fall. The laws here allow for plenty of casino games, such as blackjack, craps, slots and other video gaming machines, bingo, and poker, all of which you can find on offer here.
Interestingly enough, the casinos here do not pay taxes to the state, but instead they pay set fees which are agreed upon when their licenses are granted. There is a Minnesota state lottery too which is run by the state government themselves, and the twenty one casinos that you will have the opportunity to visit are spread out across nineteen different cities. Both Mahnomen and Prior Lake have two casinos each, so you can pick and choose where you would like to go for the best experience. The largest casino in the state is the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, both in terms of the size of the venue and the amount of games there; it has three thousand seven hundred slot machine games with eighty eight table games, set within one hundred and twenty five thousand square feet of gambling floor. The honour of the second biggest casino in the state goes to the Grand Casino Hinckley, which has two thousand one hundred and forty four slot machines and twenty eight table games for you to try. As for the other venues which you can find in the state, they are as follows: the Black Bear Casino and Hotel; the Fond du Luth Casino; Fortune Bay Resort Casino; Golden Eagle Bingo; Grand Casino Mille Lacs; Grand Portage Lodge and Casino; Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel; Little Six casino; Northern Lights Casino; Palace Casino and Hotel; Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort; Riverboat Bingo Hall; Seven Clans Casino, Hotel and Indoor Waterpark; Seven Clans Red Lake Casino and Bingo; Seven Clans Warroad Casino; Shooting Star Casino and Hotel; Treasure Island Resort and Casino; and the White Oak Casino. These venues are very much varied in terms of size and the facilities which are available on site, so be sure to check them out online beforehand so that you know what to expect when you arrive.
As for the horse track and racino which we mentioned earlier, this is the Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Club, where you will find nineteen table games waiting to be played. The opening hours vary here but it is one of the most exciting places in Minnesota to play poker, as there are another thirty one tables set aside just for this game! Then there is the race book, through which you can place bets on any number of horse races.