The state signed its first tribal gaming compacts in the early 1990s. Further compacts were negotiated in 1999 and 2013. Construction of tribal casinos soon followed. There are now five mid-sized tribal casinos across the state and a half-dozen smaller operations that offer table games, poker, bingo, and thousands of slot machines.
The Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson has a 120-room hotel, 1,500-seat convention center, and more than 900 reel and video slot machines, blackjack, roulette wheels, craps, and poker. The 4 Bears Casino & Lodge has a lodge and an RV park. The casino offers real money blackjack, craps, poker, video poker, keno, and more than 700 slot machines.
The Prairie Knights Casino in Fort Yates has a 200-room lodge with a 129-foot water slide. The casino has blackjack, craps, three-card poker, ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em, plus more than 700 slot machines, video poker and video keno games. The Sky Dancer Casino and Resort in Belcourt was recently expanded to include a restaurant and entertainment pavilion. There are now more than 700 of the latest slot machines on the property as well.
The Spirit Lake Casino in Devils Lake features a full-service marina, log cabins, an RV park, and a hotel on the south shores of the lake. The casino has craps, blackjack, three-card poker, and more than 700 reel and video slot machines.
Several other smaller tribal casino operations are littered around North Dakota, most with 250 slot machines or less on the property.