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Running Aces Casino & Racetrack

15201 Running Aces Blvd, Forest Lake, MN 55025-9467
+1 651-925-4600
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Pleasantly Surprised!

Stopped in to gamble, however we likes slots, so were surprised there were no slots. Greeted by... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LaVonne D
Tuesday fun night!

On Tuesday evenings throughout the summer, they have cheap beer and hot dogs and you can get a... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Lori R
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Forest Lake, Minnesota
via mobile
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Running Aces Casino & Racetrack is a cutting-edge, Las Vegas-style card room with live summer harness horse racing and trout fishing, a full-service restaurant and year-round Simulcast wagering. The card room has a warm elegance with all of the hottest games. We have Blackjack, Pai Gow, 3- & 4-Card Poker, all limits in Texas Hold'em and more. Running Aces features daily poker tournaments with various buy-ins to accommodate all players from beginner to pro. Trout Air Tavern offers a nostalgic experience and exquisite cuisine with our homemade taste and a variety of options. Fill your appetite every day and enjoy our ALL NEW menu, NEW prices, expanded beer selection, famous Trout Air Recipes and a brand new Sunday Breakfast menu. Never stop winning by ordering from our All-In Grill. Open 24/7 with tableside service, you’ll never have to miss a hand as you feast on burgers and hand crafted sandwiches, Asian dishes including Udon Stir Fry, Kung Pao Chicken and Bulgogi — and more from our never-ending menu. Running Aces offers entertainment for everyone with monthly comedy shows, BINGO and various events throughout the year. The facility is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Located at exit #129 on I-35 in Columbus, 20 mins north of downtown Mpls/Stp, under 5 mins from hotels.
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“race track” (6 reviews)
“table games” (4 reviews)
“card room” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
15201 Running Aces Blvd, Forest Lake, MN 55025-9467
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+1 651-925-4600
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped in to gamble, however we likes slots, so were surprised there were no slots. Greeted by CEO who suggested we try their lunch since it was that time of day. I had the most incredible Tator Tot hotdish I have ever eaten. Husband had...More

Thank LaVonne D
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

On Tuesday evenings throughout the summer, they have cheap beer and hot dogs and you can get a racing program for a buck! Makes for an inexpensive evening and even free if you pick the right horseMore

Thank Lori R
RunningAces, Digital Media Manager at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience with us Lori! Dollar Night is one of our guest's favorite nights so we're happy to hear you enjoyed it and were able to take home a few bucks at the end of the night! Can't beat...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We went out to watch the live races and enjoy dinner with friends- imagine our surprise when they said it was buffet only no more orders from a menu. Food was less than delicious it all was tasteless. Ham, BBQ chicken, meat loaf and rigitoni...More

Thank Kathy B
RunningAces, Digital Media Manager at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for your honest feedback, Kathy. We made the decision to make a temporary switch to a buffet on race nights (beginning August 22nd) to focus on service during the remaining sold out, capacity crowd nights. Our full menu with made to order items...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The food here has improved greatly over the years, but the service is horrible....SLOW, SLOW, SLOW and unprofessional. On my last visit a couple days ago: I had to get up and go to the bar to get a water for two of us that...More

Thank MinnesotatravelerFL
RunningAces, Director of Marketing at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we're doing and for your continued patronage. I apologize for the service on your last visit and would like to talk with you more about the specific date and time you were here so...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

Had an enjoyable, relaxing time watching the horses and placing a few $2 bets. The program explains betting quite thoroughly and you can either place bets and collect at the "window", or during dinner, a staff member walks through the restaurant to take your bets....More

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RunningAces, Digital Media Manager at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for the feedback and sharing your experience! It reads like your visit was positive overall and for your first visit that means a lot to us. Thanks again! - Russell

Reviewed 21 July 2017

This was my first experience at a horse racing event and it was way more fun and exciting than I had expected! Running Aces was a fantastic place and all the employees truly seemed to enjoy working there. It was family night when I went...More

Thank dadandtad
RunningAces, Digital Media Manager at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

This means the world to hear! We work towards building a family atmosphere with activities for all ages each summer. Thanks for sharing your experience and letting us know how we're doing! - Russell

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This was the fun day at the races. Drinks, sunshine and a few small bets. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Thank kat_from_calgary
RunningAces, Digital Media Manager at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for visiting and for the feedback, Kat! - Russell

Reviewed 3 May 2017

if you're new to the area "Aces" is a very nice place to play poker. Cash games and tournaments alike.

Thank jplral
RunningAces, Digital Media Coordinator at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you for choosing to play at our place and sharing your review! - Russell

Reviewed 16 April 2017

I was surprised to find that there wasn't any slots, but I am not into casinos very much. No Smoking was great! Dealers were helpful explaining games.More

Thank dix510
RunningAces, Digital Media Coordinator at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you for visiting and for the feedback! We are proud to offer the widest range of games for all levels of play and entertainment needs so it's great to hear we met your expectations! Please continue to let us know how we're doing next...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

The food was good and they change the menu on a regular basis. I think their prices are a little spendy for my pocketbook but I would recommend it as a place to eat. The restaurant overlooks the racetrack and if the horses are running...More

Thank Lori W
RunningAces, Digital Media Coordinator at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you for your feedback and insight, Lori! You'll be happy to hear that Dollar Night returns to Tuesdays this summer with $1 hot dogs, chips, pop, wagers, programs, and trout pond pole rentals. We race Tuesdays at 7pm and Saturdays/Sundays at 6pm with free...More

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