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Black Bear Casino

Address: 1785 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718-0777
Phone Number: 888-771-0777, (218) 878-BEAR
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Carlton
Owner description: Resort casino features "Blackjack Alley" with 18 tables, 1,250 video slot machines, 150 video poker...
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Owner description: Resort casino features "Blackjack Alley" with 18 tables, 1,250 video slot machines, 150 video poker machines and high-stakes bingo.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Casino is a favorite. They do a nice job of keeping the air as fresh as possible with all the smoking there is at the Casino

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Babbitt, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

For a nonsmoker, it was quite smoky in the casino. I did get $5 in casino cash, which turned in to $50.

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Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Stopped by for a brief visit on the way home from the North Shore and enjoyed the older machines. The casino is clean and the staff friendly.

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minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I like this casino, it's bright and plenty of room so the machines aren't all crammed together. Lots of different fun machines to play. I won't say it's great on payouts as I think that really depends on the player. $20 can last quite awhile on the penny machines but on the other hand if you like to bet bigger,... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Came for a concert and we came early to gamble a bit. When we tried to get drinks at the bar, they only had one bartender and the line went way back into the casino. We skipped it there and went to the concert. After two beers, they ran out! Ran out of beer at a concert! Never again...

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Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great location to include in your trip to Duluth/superior. About 23 miles sw of Duluth. Great Buffet and friendly staff. Easy on and off the interstate. Easy parking. Fun slots.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The casino is basically one big open square with no interior walls, which I think leaves something to be desired. Other casinos have different rooms / spaces which each have their own unique character or theme. There is a good selection of slots and they have blackjack and a small poker room. The buffet is always very busy. It's not... More 

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Marshall, MN
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The hotel staff is very friendly and it is a nice and clean hotel. There is an arcade and pool for families and there is a casino for those who like to place a bet. The buffet restaurant had great food at a very reasonable price and the bed in the room was very comfortable.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We took a trip to the north shore with Lutsen the primary goal l of playing Superior National in Lutsen. We decided to stay at the casino overnight and play the golf course. We played on a Monday morning where there was a two for one special. We weren't expecting much, but we both really loved the course. It is... More 

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Alexandria, MN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stayed here two years ago and all was great, so we tried again. Price was up but still cheaper than hotels in Duluth. Too much smoke. Buffet area was literally falling apart (worn carpet and ripped booth seats). Food was just average buffet food. Room was too sparsely furnished. Housekeeping didn't even make both beds, just one. Shower made some... More 

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