It’s a fine recommendation for this gamers’ mecca in Prior Lake that so many of its players are families enjoying a day out. Retired couples while away the hours at the slots, making idle chatter about hits and misses; kids and grandkids treat a family matriarch to the buffet. Mystic’s location (20 miles outside the metro) makes it a perfect place for a one-day family getaway from town, and, unlike other day trips, you might actually make money. Mystic’s bright, cavernous main room and circular design can, at times, make it hard to find or even imagine an exit. On a good day at the tables, you won’t want to.
Readers’ Choice: Mystic Lake