Visited Royal River as we were staying in Pipestone, MN so it was just a short drive across the border. From the outside, the casino looks large but once you walk inside you notice it is quite small. We walked around the entire casino four times in about two minutes. However, what it lacks in size, it makes up in winnings. We visited the players club to sign up for a slot card and were given $5 in free play, and played on the winnings from that $5 for nearly two hours. Unfortunately we left with nothing but it was cheap entertainment. The drinks are fairly cheap too. The place was not super busy but because it is small trying to get on a machine may take a few walks around. Did not check out the hotel so cannot review on that; however, from the price of their rooms and the offers one can get I may go back and book one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since opening our doors in 1990, Royal River Casino & Hotel continues to be the preferred entertainment destination for excitement seekers in southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa and across the upper Midwest. Located just 35 minutes north of Sioux Falls, SD, Royal River Casino & Hotel fulfills every entertainment and relaxation need with the hottest casino filled with the loosest slots, highest payouts, black jack, roulette and poker; two restaurants offering a delicious variety of menu items and full buffet; soothing hotel rooms, and the best in events and entertainment….every day! The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is comprised primarily of descendents of "Mdewakantonwan", a member of the Isanti division of the Great Sioux Nation, and refer to themselves as Dakota, which means friend or ally. The Flandreau Santee Sioux Indian Reservation is 5,000 acres of combined trust and fee tribal land located along and near the Big Sioux River in Moody County, South Dakota, in a region know as the Prairie Coteau, which consists primarily of undulating or gently rolling land. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Royal River Casino Bingo And Motel
- Royal River Casino Bingo Hotel Flandreau
- Royal River Hotel Bingo