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Running Aces Casino & Racetrack

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Address: 15201 Running Aces Blvd, Forest Lake, MN 55025-9467
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+1 651-925-4600

Running Aces Casino & Racetrack is a cutting-edge, Las Vegas-style card...

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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Food Lovers

We live in the area and not being gamblers we decided to stop in to eat, we never really go there. We were pleased to find out they brought back Trout Air complete with a big... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2016
Michael B
Forest Lake
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Have been there in a while, but summer time, Tuesday nights are the best. Bets and concessions are a reduced price. Awesome.

Thank David N
RunningAces, Digital Media Coordinator at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, David! We're racing every Tuesday night this summer with our popular Dollar Night specials and we're looking forward to welcoming you and everyone else back May 20th-September 16th! Thanks again, Russell Cox More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

First of all, the building is clean, and well maintained. The card dealers were very friendly and helpful. Daniel and Jeff were AWESOME! The bar was very well stocked and I enjoyed a few tap beers. I DID NOT enjoy the 18-year old vibe. 3/4 of the customers were barely out of high school- if that. Loud and obnoxious. Probably... More 

Thank Kristy H
RunningAces, Digital Media Coordinator at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, responded to this review

Kristy – Thank you for your time and sharing your feedback. We pride ourselves on service, cleanliness, and the overall guest experience as we strive to be world class so it's great to hear we delivered on those areas during your visit. I am sorry the electronic gaming machines were down in the tavern and hope our bartender referred you... More 

West Allis, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Not much of a casino, only racetrack and cards, not very interesting. Seems run down needs a lot of TLC

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Forest Lake
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We live in the area and not being gamblers we decided to stop in to eat, we never really go there. We were pleased to find out they brought back Trout Air complete with a big trout pond outside not far from the main entrance. Trout Air was a fun place to go and catch trout and they would prepare... More 

Thank Michael B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I take the teenagers here at least once every summer. There are specials each day - usually you can get free admission, a free program, some kind of food and drink specials depending on the day. I don't eat at the restaurant, but hot dogs and nachos are the same everywhere. We like to look at the horses, and bet... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Thought we'd see what harness racing was like. We just went to watch, no betting and we had a great time. We went on a Tuesday night and they are promo going $1 sodas and hotdogs and with free admission, it makes for an inexpensive evening. If you are in the Twin Cities area give it a try, it will... More 

Thank Nathan J
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Visited from Colorado, where unfortunately we do not have any harness racing anywhere in the state. Very happy this track exists, am a huge fan of the sport, having grown up back east amongst several harness racing track options. Great sightlines to watch the races from outside, at this 5/8 mile track. Can hear the announcer crystal clear. Great music... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Running aces features harness racing in the summer which is an interesting experience once. There is also simulcast racing and a poker room. Unfortunately the staff are really clueless not apprised of dinner specials or promotions and even uninformed about the food options. There is a variety of food options available from very inexpensive to pretty pricey, but if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have attended many of the comedy shows at Running Aces. We've also listened to some of the music. We really enjoy going there for entertainment. They make you feel very welcome and the prices are very affordable. I recommend this place for comedy shows.

Thank sandy19579
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I have been to Running Aces a few times over the years and have had a positive experience every time. They are a harness racing track, small casino and poker room. I don't follow the horses or play table games so my review is based only on the poker. If found the dealers to be skilled and the room well... More 

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