Located just north of Canal Park in downtown Duluth (on East Superior Street), the Fond-Du-Luth Casino is a 24 hour gaming casino and you have to be 21 years old to enter. The casino is yet another recreational option for residents and tourists. Its brightly colored neon lights beckon you from around the area. Parking is available in a multi-level parking ramp connected to the casino. With the lucrative parking being in downtown, it isn’t free. However, with just 25 points earned on your Player’s Club card, the casino will pay your parking fee.
As previously mentioned, just like 99.9% of all casinos in the country, this Duluth MN casino has a Player’s Club. They have many promotions throughout the year and offer cash back to their Player’s Club members. They also have a 55-plus Club in which Tuesdays become Senior Day and there are special promotions aimed at the older set.
What kind of games do they have here? The basics: blackjack and slots. This casino isn’t huge, but is decent size. There are roughly 750 slots and a few blackjack tables. There are video poker machines, keno, penny-and-up 5 reel animated slots and the new $2 slots with a massive jackpot. The blackjack table limits range from $3 all the way up to $1,000!
Fond-Du-Luth Casino is run by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. However, the Tribe and the City of Duluth cooperated in building it and worked out a deal to share the profits from the casino! It is the only casino in Minnesota built on land originally not part of a reservation. A deserted block in downtown Duluth was purchased by the Tribe and placed into trust by the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs). After the passage of the National Indian Gaming Act, the State was given a voice in this type of transaction and the casino was OK’d. FYI, the Fond du Lac Band also owns and operates the massive Black Bear Casino and Hotel, which is about a 20 minute drive south on I35 from downtown Duluth.