What You'll Get
Few things demonstrate civility like gambling, what with so many films depicting adversarial spies politely playing poker to see who can deliver the most crushing subtext. Cast yourself in your own spy game with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $20 worth of noncashable slot play and a $20 dining and entertainment voucher at Dakota Dunes Casino, located in Whitecap (a $40 total value).
Dakota Dunes Casino combines Vegas-style gaming and First Nations hospitality in the verdant surroundings of the South Saskatchewan River Valley. Upon entering the casino floors of bright lights, sumptuous décor, and armies of Elvis impersonators, gamblers sign up for a free Players Club membership. Lever prospectors then take their $20 worth of noncashable slot play, plus a special card that slides into slot machines and earns points redeemable for cash ($5 for every 1,000 points). Members also receive complimentary coffee and soft drinks throughout their play at more than 550 slot machines, including the latest games from makers like Konami and select machines outfitted with giant Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robot arms for levers. Nearly 300 slots tempt with one- and two-cent play and themed games such as Wizard of Oz, Goldfish, and Cleopatra, with more games waiting at the banks of progressive slots, where jackpots grow the longer recreational risk managers play. Slot jockeys chasing a big win go after the Smoke Signals Jackpot, guaranteeing at least a $250,000 win and an even bigger payout of inner worth. The entire $20 amount of slot play must be used before cashing out.
The $20 dining and entertainment voucher is good at the casino restaurant, where Players Club members get 10 per cent off both the extensive lunch ($10.95) and dinner ($14.95) buffets. A deli counter serves quicker fare such as hot dogs ($3), sandwiches ($4.25), and pizza ($5/slice or $39/whole). Entertainment and promotions happen every day of the week, with special lounge acts every Monday.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Must be 19 or older. Free Player's Club Membership required. No cash value. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Dakota Dunes Casino
Big payouts aren't the only things that draw smiles at Dakota Dunes Casino. Across the facility's 85,000 square feet, visitors break into grins over sprawling buffet, the full-service bar, live entertainment, and, of course, gambling. A multitude of staffers roam the casino floor, ensuring each guest has no cause to frown.
More than 600 machines fill the slot area with electronic beeps and bright neon lights, which display names such as Life of Luxury and Triple Double Diamonds. The largest potential payday comes from the new Smoke Signals Jackpot, which awards its winners with at a minimum of $1,000,000—enough to purchase the entire moon in 1952. The Player Jackpot has prizes ranging from $1,000 to $3,000, and The Dreamer Jackpot dispenses prize amounts up to $75,000.Hundreds of other machines may dispense thousands of dollars at any given time, while one- and two-cent machines dispense more frequent thrills. Inside the poker room, games of limit and no-limit Texas hold'em stretch well past midnight.
Dakota Dunes Casino also hosts the occasional live music performance from country and bluegrass artists along with other entertainment acts.