Mystic Lake Casino Hotel is owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) in Prior Lake, Minnesota, southwest of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. With 4,200 employees, the SMSC - including Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and Little Six Casino - is the largest employer in Scott County. The casinos gambling options include, slots, bingo, mechanical roulette, pulltabs, and live dealer blackjack. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel 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 the State of Minnesota. The SMSC and other Minnesota tribes were the first in the United States to negotiate and sign tribal-state compacts with a state government related to gaming. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel opened in 1992. It is named after the lake of the same name located nearby. Its success has helped fund SMSC goals, including economic diversification and improvements to tribal infrastructure and services from the 1990s to the present.