Little Six Casino is owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Prior Lake, Minnesota, southwest of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The casino features slots and live dealer blackjack tables. With 4,200 employees, the SMSC, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, and Little Six combined are the largest employer in Scott County.
Little Six is named after Little Six, a leader during the Dakota War of 1862. Its sister casino is Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.
The casino is owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), a federally recognized, sovereign Indian tribe.
The SMSC opened Little Six Bingo in 1982, which became Little Six Casino in 1990 following the passage of the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 and the signing of a gaming compact between the SMSC and State of Minnesota. Little Six Casino opened in its new facility in 2007.
The SMSC Gaming Enterprise, which includes Little Six Casino and Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, received a “Best Places to Work” award from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal in 2012 and 2013 and a “Top 100 Workplaces” award from the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 2013.