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Running Aces Casino & Racetrack

15201 Zurich Street, Columbus, Minnesota  [view mapview map]   

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Casino opened:April 1, 2008
Table games:40
Poker tables: 20
Open 24/7:Yes
Self parking:Yes


Poker Room: Running Aces Poker Room
Hotels: Columbus Hotels
Venues: Meetings & Banquets
Attractions: Trout Air Fishing


Trout Air Tavern


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Running Aces Casino & Racetrack Review

Update: Running Aces Casino & Racetrack broke ground on a new 116 room hotel, which will be operated by RAHP, LLC and GrandStay Hospitality, LLC. The new hotel is scheduled to open in early December 2019.

Located adjacent to I-35 exit #129 in Columbus, Minnesota just 20 minutes north of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, Running Aces Casino & Racetrack offers entertainment for everyone with monthly comedy shows, outdoor concerts and various events throughout the year. The facility features a Las Vegas-style card room, bingo, live summer harness horse racing, year-round Simulcast wagering, with a full-service restaurant and bar and trout fishing.

The spacious 40-plus-table card room offers all of the most popular games including Blackjack, Pai Gow, 3- & 4-Card Poker, all limits in Texas Hold’em and more. There are 20-plus poker tables and the casino runs daily poker tournaments with various buy-ins to accommodate most players.

Running Aces Casino & Racetrack is open 24 hours, 7 days a week and is smoke-free.

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Gaming at Running Aces Casino Racetrack

The spacious card room at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack offers more than 40 Las Vegas-style tables with no commission and no antes and features Blackjack, Single & Double Deck Blackjack, $2 Blackjack, Free Bet Blackjack, Pai Gow, EZ Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, 3-Card Poker, 4-Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold'em. The facility also offers live summer harness horse racing and year-round Simulcast wagering.

The on-site Race Book features more than 20 new HDTVs and two 80-inch feature screens and a perfect view of the finish line at Running Aces’ track.

New individual electronic terminals offer pressure free $1 blackjack with no commission or ante.

Running Aces hosts daily poker tournaments with various buy-ins to accommodate most players.

The casino features weekly black tournaments with guaranteed prize pools along with poker cash and tournament play. Check the card room calendar for current schedules.

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Poker at Running Aces Casino Racetrack

Running Aces Poker Room

The 20-plus table poker room at Running Aces provides continuous, fast-paced action with the best service including tableside dining and bar service so you never have to miss a hand.  The poker room hosts daily NL tournaments, bad beat jackpots, late night poker promos and stud, limit omaha and spread limit cash games. 

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Trout Air Tavern

  • Serving: Bar/Pub, American, Fish

Located just off the casino floor, Trout Air Tavern is a spacious, open, contemporary on-site restaurant and full-service bar, which serves freshly-cooked locally sourced food from an all-new menu with an expanded beer selection, famous Trout Air Recipes and a Sunday Breakfast menu. Guests can enjoy their meal with family or friends in the restaurant, at the bar, or while at the card tables with via tableside service.

Menu hours are different for the card room, bar area and restaurant area. Serving breakfast, lunch and inner.

Happy Hours is 4 to 6pm and the bar is open until 2am.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (651) 925-4577
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Attire: Casual
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Sunday11:00am / 10:00pm
Monday11:00am / 10:00pm
Tuesday11:00am / 10:00pm
Wednesday11:00am / 10:00pm
Thursday11:00am / 10:00pm
Friday11:00am / 10:00pm
Saturday11:00am / 10:00pm

Running Aces Casino Racetrack Venues & Hotspots

Meetings & Banquets

Running Aces Casino & Resort is the perfect location for your next banquet, meeting, corporate party or special event, with a 5,000 square foot state-of-the-art atrium that can accommodate up to 450 people for a standing reception or up to 200 for a banquet dinner/reception. The atrium space is semi-private in that it is an open space but it is away from the restaurant and gaming floor.

Additionally, the Trout Aif Tavern can accommodate groups from 2 – 60 people (indoor) and provides the perfect vantage point to watch Live Racing from inside the facility. And the large patio facing the racetrack is attached to the space that provides plenty of seating and additional dining spaces. Indoor and outdoor maximum is 100 people.

Other spaces include the VIP Skybox suite which is perfectly suited for small, intimate events; the main parking lot which provides event coordinators with over 1,200 parking spots and 500,000 square feet of space for any large-scale event; two barns with 150 stalls and over 46,000 square feet, providing the perfect space for multiple vendors, along with a  7,000 square foot open paddock that can accommodate musical guests, food and beverage outlets, or meeting locations; and the trout pond which has seating for up to 120 guests and is the ideal setting for an outdoor ceremony, banquet or special event. Fishing packages and private bar available.

Running Aces Casino Racetrack Attractions & Entertainment

Trout Air Fishing

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The Trout Air Fishing Experience allows visitors to have a true Minnesota experience - no fishing license required!  You get to have fun catching the fish and then they will clean and cook it just the way you want it  Enjoy an ice cold beer or glass of wine or your fresh trout at the new outdoor Pub on the Pond. If you' prefer to take your fresh catch home, they will clean it for you.

Contact information


Address: 15201 Zurich St, Columbus, MN 55025, USA

Phone: (651) 925 4600

Toll-free: 877-RUN-ACES


Email: Email

Facebook: Facebook page

Twitter: @RunAces

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Phone: (651) 925-4571

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Phone: (651) 925-4571

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