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Address: 1785 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718-0777
Phone Number: 888-771-0777, (218) 878-BEAR
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Description: Resort casino features "Blackjack Alley" with 18 tables, 1,250 video slot...
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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Not Dingy or Smoke-Filled

Hate going to dingy, smoke-filled casinos where every breath is like licking an ashtray. The Black Bear was pretty good in that regard. Huge assortment of slots, mostly penny... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Hate going to dingy, smoke-filled casinos where every breath is like licking an ashtray. The Black Bear was pretty good in that regard. Huge assortment of slots, mostly penny slots (though as I found out you can bet and lose a lot of money quickly on penny slots!) and some video poker. Craps and poker tables but most of the... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A typical casino BUT everyone says hello and good by or visit us again. Everyone from the valets to the security guards. I would stop here again....and make another deposit !!

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Ear Falls, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They need better ventilation to keep non-smokers in the casino longer. Didn't enjoy having to bag my clothes the next morning so it didn't make all our other clothes stink.

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Cloquet, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Nothing fabulous about this place but it's close by and does have many slots which is what I enjoy. It's too smokey though and sometimes you have to wait a long time for a drink at the bar although last time I was there - they were taking drink orders on the floor which is a nice touch. Don't know... More 

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on the lake ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Liked it all. Nothing to complain about. Good food. Nice room. Comfortable beds. Close to shopping if that's something you want to do

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Carlton, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Its a casino. You go there to gamble.. So win or loose make the most of it. Friendly staff. Smokey, very smokey ! Could use more ventilation. Dont hear a lot of ringing going on from winning machines.... Drink carts are few and far between. Some nights I dont think they are even there. Yes, drinks are pricey... but once... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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67 reviews 67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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