Introduction to North Dakota Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2019
North Dakota slot machine casino gambling consists of six American Indian tribal casinos. Further, North Dakota has state-wide charitable gaming, including blackjack and poker, but slot machines are not allowed either there nor at North Dakota’s two racetracks.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in North Dakota*
The minimum legal gambling age in North Dakota depends upon the gambling activity:
- Land-Based Casinos: 21
- Poker Rooms: 21
- Bingo: 18, or younger if accompanied by an adult
- Lottery: 18
- Pari-Mutuel Wagering: 18
Starting in 1992, the U.S. Department of the Interior has approved five negotiated state-tribal gaming compacts allowing Class III casino-style gambling at American Indian tribal casinos in North Dakota
*The purpose of this section is to inform the public of state gambling laws and how the laws apply to various forms of gambling. This information is not intended to provide legal advice.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in North Dakota
It is legal to privately own a slot machine in the state of North Dakota if it is 25 years old or older.
Gaming Control Board in North Dakota
The North Dakota state gaming commission is the Licensing and Gaming Division of The Attorney General’s Office and is responsible for enforcing gaming regulations on:
- Charitable Gaming
- Tribal Gaming
- North Dakota Lottery
With regards to Tribal Gaming, the division conducts random inspections at the state’s tribal casinos to ensure game integrity and compliance with wager limits and prize payout ratios.
Casinos in North Dakota
There are six American Indian tribal casinos in North Dakota.
The largest casino in North Dakota is Dakota Magic Casino Resort in Hankinson, having 1,001 gaming machines and 18 table games.
The second largest casino is Sky Dancer Hotel Casino & Resort in Belcourt, having 820 gaming machines and 10 table games.
List of Casinos in North Dakota
There are also two racetrack pari-mutuel facilities, Chippewa Downs and North Dakota Horse Park as well as a series of Off-Track Betting locations in the state. There are no legally-allowed slot machines at these locations.
North Dakota also has a wide selection of sites, over 800 locations state-wide, for charitable gaming. Blackjack is common, as is bingo, pull tabs, punchboards, twenty-one,
List of Tribal Casinos in North Dakota
The 6 tribal casinos in North Dakota are:
- Dakota Magic Casino Resort in Hankinson found 255 miles southeast of Bismarck.
- Four Bears Casino & Lodge in New Town found 152 miles northwest of Bismarck.
- Grand Treasure Casino in Trenton found 233 miles northwest of Bismarck near the border to Montana.
- Prairie Knights Casino & Resort in Fort Yates found 51 miles south of Bismarck.
- Sky Dancer Hotel Casino & Resort in Belcourt found 188 miles north of Bismarck.
- Spirit Lake Casino & Resort in St. Michael found 173 miles northeast of Bismarck.
Other Gambling Establishments
As an alternative to enjoying North Dakota slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in a nearby state.
North Dakota is bordered by:
- North: Canadian Provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba
- East: Minnesota Slots
- South: South Dakota Slots
- West: Montana Slots
Each of the links above will take you to my state-specific blog for that bordering state to North Dakota.
Payout Returns in North Dakota
Per each of the five tribal-state gaming compacts, slot machines have payout returns between 80% and 100%. Further, games of skill such as video poker and video blackjack have payout returns between 83% and 100%
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Summary of North Dakota Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2019
North Dakota slot machine casino gambling consists of six tribal casinos, where a sixth tribal casino opened within the last year in St. Michael. The maximum bet is $25. Slot machines are unavailable at
Annual Progress in North Dakota Slot Machine Casino Gambling
In the last year, the Spirit Lake Casino & Resort in St. Michael opened its doors, making it the sixth tribal casino in North Dakota.
2018 Archive: North Dakota Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2019 – North Dakota slot machine casino gambling consists of 5 tribal casinos. Slot machines are required to have a minimum payout return of 80% or 83% for video games of skill. Maximum bets are $25. There are Charitable Gaming sites, 2 pari-mutuel facilities, and OTB sites. Slot machines are not allowed at these locations.
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