Types of Casinos In North Dakota
North Dakota offers two types of casinos: casinos that benefit charities, and Native American casinos.
There are over 800 casinos that benefit charities through out the state, these casinos offer blackjack with betting limits from $1 to $25.
The Native American casinos in North Dakota offer such traditional games as craps, roulette, blackjack, slots, video keno, and video poker. Optional games offered include: Let it ride, poker, Caribbean stud poker, Spanish 21, three-card poker, ultimate Texas hold em, keno, big-6 wheel, bingo, and off-track betting.
North Dakota casinos maximum bet limits are as follows: blackjack-$100 (though if there are two tables in a casino they sometimes have limits up to $250), roulette-$50, slots/video poker-$25, craps-$60, and poker-$50 per bet, per round (maximum of three rounds).
All North Dakota Native American casinos are open 24 hours. The minimum age requirement for casino gambling is 21 and the minimum gambling age for bingo is 18.
North Dakota is not required to release their slot machine payback statistics to the public. According to the terms of the state’s compact with the tribes, North Dakota gaming machines must have a minimum return of 80% and a maximum return of 100%. Though the machines must return a minimum of 83% if it is a machine affected by skill, such as video blackjack and video poker.
Though North Dakota does not offer the payback statistics for their gaming machines many other states do. Click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for casinos in all U.S. states.
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Shown below is a list of all casinos in North Dakota. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular North Dakota casino.
- Dakota Magic Casino
- Four Bears Casino & Lodge
- Grand Treasure Casino
- Prairie Knights Casino & Resort
- Sky Dancer Hotel & Casino
- Spirit Lake Casino & Resort
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For information on visiting North Dakota casinos, or other tourist attractions, call the state’s tourism office at (800) 435-5663 or go to: www.ndtourism.com
TOP THINGS TO DO IN NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota is dotted by rugged badlands, water-fed natural features, and lush woodland settings which make it a perfect destination for nature and outdoor enthusiasts. Apart from its mesmerizing scenery, the state offers visitors the chance to gain insight into the history and culture of the region through its historic sites and museums. Some of the best things to do in North Dakota are listed below.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
This park features 70,000 acres of mountains, canyons, Badlands, and the Missouri River to explore. The park has three main sections which are about 50 miles apart and are linked by the Missouri River. The most famous part of the park is the southern region due to the city of Medora and the Painted Canyon. Some of the best things to do here are camping, rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding, and taking a ride along the scenic loop drive. You can also go on guided tours and attend nature talks by a ranger during peak seasons.
Frontier Village and the National Buffalo Museum
You will find the largest concrete bison in the world at the front of the Bison Monument and Frontier Village, located in Jamestown. You will also find a heard of living bison, as well as many rare albino bison roaming around the area. The highlight of the village is the National Buffalo Museum where you can learn everything about these great beasts. The Frontier Village is also surrounded by a collection of old pioneer buildings including a church, barbershop, jailhouse, drugstore, post office, and schoolhouse. If you are here during the summer months, you can go on a tour of all the historic buildings in the area and also enjoy stagecoach and pony rides.
North Dakota Heritage Center
This center can be found in Bismarck and it offers an overview of the history of North Dakota from prehistoric to modern times. There are four museum galleries here that you can explore and each is filled with thousands of artifacts, exhibits, and displays that range from a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton to a scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope. Some highlights here are the Northern Lights Atrium, Capital Arboretum, trail landscapes, and the James River Café.
Scandinavian Heritage Park
This park can be found in Minot and it offers tourists a chance to learn about the Scandinavian culture from Nordic countries like Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland. There are replicas of buildings, such as the Gol Stave Church, cultural points of interest, and statues, such as the 25-foot-tall Swedish Dala Horse to explore at this outdoor museum. You will also find replicas of a Finnish sauna and Danish windmill which are great spots to take Instagram-worthy pictures.
This lake can be found in the west-central part of the state and it is considered to be the largest reservoir in North Dakota with over 1,500 miles of shoreline. The lake offers many water sports to enjoy, such as sailing, kayaking, motor boating, and fishing. You can also explore the two state parks which are located on the shore of the Lake – Fort Stevenson and Lake Sakakawea State Park, located on the eastern banks. Lake Sakakawea Park has modern camping facilities which are all are easily accessible to the water.
Maah Daah Hey Trail
This is a great spot for hikers and outdoor lovers. The hiking trail is considered to be one of North Dakota’s hidden gems and it attracts bikers, hikers, and horseback riders. The Maah Daah Hey Trail covers over 140 miles of diverse North Dakota landscapes like the Little Missouri River Valley, Badlands, and part of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. If you are an ambitious adventurer, you can explore the entire route in about 10 days. There are also many easily accessible trailheads which are great for shorter, scenic day trips.
Three Tribes Museum and Four Bears Bridge
This unique museum was created by the Mandan, Arikara, and Hidatsa tribes close to the Berthold Reservation. The museum displays native arts and crafts with most of them for sale. Close to the museum is the popular Four Bears Bridge which is known as the longest bridge in the state. The bridge is named for tribal leaders from the three tribes and it covers about a mile of Lake Sakakawea. You will also find medallions on the bridge that reflect the heritage of the three tribes.