Minnesota’s Little Six Casino
The Dakota people, including the Lower Sioux, Upper Sioux, Prairie Island and Shakopee tribes, have lived on the banks of the Upper Mississippi River and the lakes of Minnesota for centuries. After many years of struggle these first nation people were recognized as a tribal government in 1969.
As part of working to overcome economic struggles Norman Crooks, who was the Shakopee Tribal Chairman, introduced High Stakes Bingo in 1982 and opened Little Six Bingo. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was passed in 1988, and allowed tribes to negotiate with the state of Minnesota to offer different casino games. Little Six Bingo became Little Six Casino, and continues to this day.
The Little Six Bingo and Little Six Casino game halls were named after Chief Sakpe, a Dakota leader in the War of 1862 whose name translates into English as the number 6. The casino is owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, or SMSC, with the full name of the company also relating to Chief Sakpe and his tribe.
In addition to the Little Six Casino the SMSC runs the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Playworks, Dakotah! Sport & Fitness, Dakotah Meadows RV Park and Campgrounds, Shakopee Dakota Convenience Stores, Dakotah Meadows Mini Storage, Mazopiya Natural Food Market and more. The company is the biggest employer in the area, and has received different Best Place to Work awards from local papers over the years. The SMSC does indeed seem to have played a part in improving the region’s economy.
Playing at Little Six Casino
A wide range of Slots and Blackjack games are available at the casino, with regular promotions running on all of them. Many of the Slots games award eye-watering Progressive Jackpots, and new spinning reel titles are often rolled out. The overall payout on the Slots machines is an impressive 95%.
The Blackjack games at Little Six include 2-, 4- and 6-deck options, with late surrender available at designated tables. Players should also check what promotions are available before they arrive at the casino, to ensure that they take maximum advantage of these.
In addition to the other promotions, Little Six players have access to the Club M Loyalty Programme. This runs at the Little Six and Mystic Lake venues, and consists of a 5-tiered system that awards points whenever you play. These help you move through the levels and earn ever-greater privileges, and award credits that can be exchanged for exclusive event invitations, complementary meals and many other perks.
Dining at Little Six Casino
The restaurant at Little Six offers a wide variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks. These are inspired by popular dishes from all over the world, and include gluten-free and Eastern cuisine options.
The restaurant is open from 7am to midnight from Sunday to Thursday, and from 7 am to 2 am on Friday and Saturday. The bar is open from 11am to 2am every day of the week. This allows players to enjoy their favourite foods whenever it suits their gameplay. In addition, the restaurant runs a different food special every night from Monday to Friday.