Opening early Jan. 25 Grand Portage Lodge and Casino’s newly renovated casino

Opening early Jan. 25 Grand Portage Lodge and Casino’s newly renovated casino
Jan 17, 2017, Grand Portage Minn. – After months of intensive construction, Grand Portage Lodge and Casino (GPLC) is ready to open a completely new casino floor for players poised to try their luck on the North Shore.

The entire Grand Portage Lodge and Casino team will make final touches and relocate gaming machines while the current casino is closed for two days starting Sunday, January 22, at 10:30 pm, and opening again, bright and early, on Wednesday, January 25, at 7 am. At that time, Grand Portage Lodge and Casino will roll out the red carpet for guests arriving under the colossal entrance porte-cochère to play at the brand-new casino.

With over 12,000 square feet of entertainment space, the new casino is bigger and better than ever. The dramatic interior honors the indigenous culture of Grand Portage with robust exposed timbers, a floral beaded motif highlighted in custom carpet, a luminous wall evocative of the Aurora Borealis, and a stunning wood sculpture of the Little Cedar Spirit Tree anchoring the fireplace gathering area. To ensure comfort, the new casino has a state-of-the-art ventilation system designed to virtually eliminate smoke and provide exceptional air quality.

“There’s no better place to play on the North Shore, because Grand Portage Lodge and Casino is not just about gambling,” emphasizes Frank Vecchio, Grand Portage Lodge and Casino Marketing Manager. “The new casino is part of a comprehensive three-phase renovation and expansion that has included an elegant renewal of all our hotel rooms and suites, a new fitness area, and a generous new pool complex expected to be finished by late February with views and direct outdoor access to Portage Bay.”

Featuring 450 slot machines and new games
Guests will find more than 450 slot machines, featuring dozens of exciting new games like Orange is the New Black, the always festive Gong Xi Fa Cai, and true 3D magic on Aladdin’s Fortune 3D. “Our new slot machines tend to be more comfortable for our players and, with interactive bonuses, offer a better overall gaming experience,” says Steven StandingCloud, GPLC Casino Manager. “We’re also thrilled to announce that Blackjack is back in our gaming mix. In just a few weeks, our dealers will be ready to welcome guests to live action in our blackjack pit.”
Readily accessible from the towering three-story atrium and reception area, the casino is chock-full of upgraded services and amenities that include a streamlined deli and bar counter, self-serve beverage bar, a smartly appointed gift shop, spacious coat check, and nearby, plenty of comfortable, casual seating areas offering gorgeous views of Lake Superior and the North Woods. Still to be completed in Phase 3 are new offices, a revitalization of the restaurant and lounge, as well as an event center with banquet and meeting rooms. Grand opening is slated for Fall 2017.

About Grand Portage Lodge & Casino
Located right on Lake Superior, 35 minutes north of Grand Marais. The lodge has 95 updated rooms. The casino has over 425 slots and a bingo hall. Grand Portage Lodge & Casino is owned and operated by the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; Lake Superior has been home to the Ojibwe people for over 500 years. For more information, call 800-543-1384 or see