Palace Bingo and Casino in the North Star State
Arguably the most popular attraction – aside from the natural beauty of its forested setting – on the banks of Minnesota’s Cass Lake is the Palace Bingo and Casino entertainment venue.
The resort, which is owned and operated by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, features 500 slot machines, a 500-seater bingo hall, and various table games, as well as two restaurants, an 18-room hotel and overnight-stay facilities for RVs.
A Little Bit about Leech Lake Gaming
A lesser-known fact about the small city of Cass Lake in Minnesota is that it is wholly contained within the borders of the Leech Lake Reservation. The Leech Lake Reservation is comprised of the lake- and forest-filled counties of Cass, Itasca, Beltrami and Hubbard – forming the region to which the native Ojibwe or Chippewa tribe migrated in the 18th Century.
Leech Lake Gaming is the business enterprise formed in the early 80s by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, which owns and runs three casino properties in the area. Included in these three properties is the Palace Bingo and Casino resort.
Gaming at the Palace Bingo and Casino
Although the selection of casino games on offer at Palace Bingo and Casino is not quite as staggering as those boasted by leading Vegas resorts, it is still quite substantial. Included in the Palace Bingo and Casino portfolio are over 500 slot games, various table games, and a massive 275-seater bingo hall:
Included within the 500+ video slot machines on the floor at the Palace Bingo and Casino resort are keno, video poker, progressive-jackpot slots with jackpots starting at US$ 500 000, and more. On its website, Palace Bingo and Casino advertises that it offers some of the latest titles available in Northern Minnesota and that their machines are updated on a monthly basis based on layer feedback.
Since it’s included in the actual name of the venue, bingo can be safely assumed to be a major part of the offering at Palace Bingo and Casino. With space for nearly 300 players in the bingo hall, Palace Bingo and Casino offers bingo in the evenings from Wednesday to Sunday.
Included in the Palace Bingo and Casino bingo selection is a highly fast-paced, high-stakes version of the game called 20/20 bingo, with other options including Bonanza and G-Ball, among others.
- Table Games in the Blackjack Pit
Also featured at the Palace Bingo and Casino resort are numerous table games, including blackjack and poker, among others.
At present, Palace Bingo and Casino is running daily Ultimate Texas Hold’Em games between 10am and 4am the next day in its blackjack pit. At these games, Palace Bingo and Casino players may wager between US$1 and US$ 10.
Two Accommodation Options
For guests interested in staying as well as playing at the Palace Bingo and Casino resort, there is a hotel as well as RV accommodation available.
The Palace Bingo and Casino Hotel offers three room options – standard, king and Jacuzzi – and rates vary depending on player membership.
Alternatively, players can bring along their RVs to the Palace Bingo and Casino camping sites to get a more intense experience of the Minnesota countryside.
Two Dining Options
There are two restaurants on site at the Palace Bingo and Casino resort – the Red Cedar Grill and the Red Cedar Café. Between them, these two restaurants offer a wide array of dining options.
A notable feature of the Palace Bingo and Casino is that it is strictly alcohol free.