Which casino is the best? We were discreet, and made sure no bottle tops or empties were in the trash. Lots of slots, poker and black jack. This hotel is amazing! We carried all that out with us. They have a large bar as well.
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Mystic tends to attract more retirees and lower-income people because they run a free shuttle service, but they're both pretty typical bigger Native casinos. I started writing some on my thoughts and then really came to the point of thinking it's almost a coin toss or chip toss? TI has alcohol and has their nightclub area so it probably attracts somewhat a younger crowd, though Mystic is relatively closer to the city and has done its own recent renovations, to include a center live music platform in the middle of the casino and an extensive food court.
Mystic is probably somewhat bigger too, though that is counting its hotel and meeting space, plus big bingo area. Unless you find some pressing reason to go to one over the other i.
If the booze is not an issue, also look at their entertainment schedules - see what's playing that you might like. Consider booking a room, and also a massage at the spa. We did that at Mystic and really enjoyed it. Running Aces is only 30 minutes north of the Twin Cities and they have poker, black jack, live horse racing, and very few machines. They have a large bar as well. Also, it is new and very nice inside. Wow, not even bring your own alcohol to the hotel if staying there?
I can understand the casino, being Native American, making the choice to not serve it, but to start instituting rules such as that on guests seems harsh, even realizing it's their hotel and they can choose the rules such as these.
That said, the ideas suggested about entertainment schedules and that both have decent buffets are good points. Mystic Lake and TI all both ok, never have any luck at either! If you want to do an overnight short 2 hour roadtrip west of the cities in Morton, MN I highly recommend Jackpot Junction.
I went there for a weekend last summer and really enjoyed it. Not as crowded as the city casinos, but very nice accomodations, good food and a free band played in the lounge with great music for dancing. They also have big name acts there throughout the year. Check it out at www. Or take a nice drive up to Mille Lacs Just about 85 miles north of Minneapolis metro Lots of slots, poker and black jack.
Fun to get out of the city and be around the lakes area We were discreet, and made sure no bottle tops or empties were in the trash. We carried all that out with us. We made sure it was out of view so the maid couldn't see it when the room was made up. Even though we are realtively close to TI we actually prefer to drive to the Grand Casino at Hinckley. Incase that's an issue. On alcohol TI does not serve it at machines but does have bars on the casino floor.
But Mystic has much better dining options. One thing I can't fathom from TI's recent expansion, including adding bowling, was omitting a decent Steakhouse type restaurant. The coffee shop place they have is pretty bad. Mystic has Ribbons Steakhouse although if I am going to enjoy a good steak I like it with a beer or glass of wine. Which boils down to why we go to Hinckley