Location of Northern Lights Casino, Walker – Minnesota
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The Northern Lights Casino
When someone thinks of casinos they usual conjure up images of the desert and neon-lit city streets thanks to the cultural images of Las Vegas, Reno and other famous gambling towns of the west. Few people would imagine pine forests, country scenery and lakeside resorts. For those people who don’t want to travel to the desert to find a good casino and resort center Minnesota is home to some of the most beautiful locations in the United States for land based casinos.
Located 130 miles north-west of Minneapolis in Cass County on State Highway 200 is the Northern Lights Casino and Event Center. Situated on the south-west banks of Leech Lake, one of the largest lakes in the state, this resort not only provides great gambling, entertainment and accommodations but a wonderful natural setting complete with resorts, lodges, and acre upon acre of scenic woodlands. The town closest to the casino, only a few miles up the highway, is the county seat of Walker. The town’s motto is appropriately “Where People Come to Play.” This small community houses a number of other facilities and historic landmarks that will make any stay in the area entertaining and idyllic.
Casino Games: Blackjack, Poker and Slots!
The Northern Lights Casino holds a full range of games to choose from. Whether you’re a slots enthusiast, a self-proclaimed card sharp or enjoy a variety of virtual gambling games this casino has a selection for any of the above.
The casino is home to an impressive number and variety of slot machines. With over 900 machines ranging in theme and price a player could get lost among the rows of slots alone. There are classic reel machines and more modern computer versions available. The player can pinch their pennies at the penny slots or go for the big jackpot at the high-end machines. The Northern Lights Casino has a number of huge cash prizes available for the adept gambler to play for at the slot machines. Besides the classic reel slot machines the casino also has electronic card games and other themed virtual machines to bet on. For the blackjack lover that doesn’t want to deal with other players these machines can provide the game, the odds, and the jackpot prizes one-on-one without the interference of other players or staff.
The Northern Lights Casino also has a limited number of table games available. The Poker Room provides a number of variations of the game for all players and also has regular tournaments several nights each week in both classic 5 card draw and Texas Hold’em. There are larger tournaments scheduled throughout the year. The buy-in and betting limits vary from table to table as well as in each tournament. The casino has an excellent variety so that any player can find their appropriate niche and both have fun playing the game within their means and still win big if their skill with the cards is well honed.
And, of course, the casino has the holy grail of casino card games available – blackjack. Whether you are a hardened veteran of the game or a novice Northern Lights is the perfect casino for any player. Much like the Poker Room the blackjack tables offer a variety of betting levels that range from as low as $5 up to $300. The newcomer can safely learn this classic casino staple in real live-action games. There are just as many options and opportunities available for the experienced player. Whatever your experience level blackjack is one of the most famous of casino card games and these tables are a must for any player visiting the Northern Lights Casino. The tables are open every day of the week and, like the Poker Room, there are a number of tournaments scheduled each year.
The Northern Lights Hotel and Other Amenities
No visitor can experience everything the casino and surrounding community has to offer in one night. The Northern Lights Hotel, located right alongside the casino, has over 100 rooms available. There are standard rooms with one or two beds to choose from or treat yourself right with the Jacuzzi suite or two room suite. Each style of room has its own range of options. The two room suite, the top option available, comes complete with fireplace to complete the ambiance created by the natural setting of Cass County. The hotel has all the extra fun facilities expected from a good hotel with an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and even an arcade room.
The experience wouldn’t be complete without decent dining options. The casino and hotel grounds complete the experience with a full buffet, The Dancing Fire Restaurant and even a snack bar for the gambler on the go. Each of these facilities has its own wide range of options to choose from depending on your budget or taste.
And, finally, the casino has an amazing assortment of shows, concerts and other entertainment available at the events center. The events center is a great complimentary feature of the Northern Lights Casino. Not only is it available for private events or conventions but the casino hosts a great list of events that the visitor will not want to miss. Rock concerts, mixed martial arts fights and famous standup comedians like Bill Engvall and Ron White have all been scheduled shows at the events center and there will be plenty to look out for in the future.
Gambling in the Great North
The Northern Lights Casino is a unique experience. Not only does it have great games, events and other entertainment but it is located in a beautiful part of the country. This location has such variety it is impossible not to have fun.
The casino keeps a photo log of its “Big Winners” available for visitors and other interested parties to view. Test your mettle in the great north among the hundreds of slots or card tables and maybe you will be the next jackpot winner to hold the big check from The Northern Lights Casino.