Minnesota is known for a couple things, the state is first known for it’s natural beauty and recreational activities. It is nicknamed the ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes’ and has been called the ‘Most Livable State’ by the United States of America. Minnesota is home to approximately 5,000,000 people and has an area of 79,610 square miles. Minnesota welcomes most kinds of gambling with full Native American Casinos, A lottery & pari-mutuel horse racing. The state of Minnesota also allows online gambling within the state.
Land Based Casinos
Currently the state of Minnesota offers casinos throughout the state, all of the casinos in Minnesota are on Native American land and offer every type of gaming available like blackjack, craps, slots, bingo, poker & more. The Mystic Lake Casino, is located in Prior Lake, and is the largest casino in the state. This casino covers 125,000 square feet. They offer about 4,000 slot machines and over 80 live table games. In Minnesota the casinos do not provide any revenue in the form of taxes to the state instead, there are fees the casino pays to the state to compensate for the exemption of taxes. In this state players must be atleast 18 or 21 to gamble, this depends entirely on the casino and their guidelines.
Minnesota also allows pari-mutuel horse race betting. Players need to be atleast 18 to participate in this kind of gambling action. Players can choose from 3 different horse racing tracks, Canterbury Park, Running Aces Harness Park & River Bend Park. Minnesota also offers a state lottery which features games like Powerball, Gopher 5, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, Scratch Games & More! Players must be 18 or older to participate in the lottery as well. Bingo & Charity events may be found in the state as well. To play for money, players must be 18 or over to participate.
Minnesota has no laws pertaining to online gambling. Players within the United States are able to gamble online at age 18. Currently the only law pertaining to online gambling is the UIGEA which prohibits players from depositing with their credit card or bank account, players can however use an eWallet service which has proven to be a more secure method to gambling online because it protects the player’s personal financial information. Players can choose from many casinos online that welcome United States players. One of the major perks to gambling online is that players can gain all kinds of continuous promotions and bonuses.