History

1986
Fortune Bay Bingo Casino opened to High Stakes Bingo, Pull Tabs, and Computer Bingo. Fortune Bay introduced the first touch screen Bingo to the public.

1988
National Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (NIGRA) was passed by the Federal Government giving Indian Tribes authorization for Indian gaming. The purpose of the act is to provide a statutory foundation to promote economic development, self-reliance, and strong Tribal Government.

1989
Fortune Bay underwent an extensive expansion in preparation of new electronic poker, keno, and slot machines.

1995
Construction started on a destination Northern Minnesota Resort on the shores of Lake Vermilion as an addition to the existing Casino.

1996
Fortune Bay completed construction of their new resort, featuring 118 rooms, a 5000 sq.ft. Conference Center plus a 225 seat restaurant, and several smaller meeting rooms. Other features included a pool, fitness room, sauna, and several walking trails. Compacts were signed with the State of Minnesota and the Bois Forte Band opened Fortune Bay Resort Casino.

2002
Construction began on the Wilderness golf course.

2004
The golf course was completed and opened in May.

2005
Bois Forte Tribal Government Approves Fortune Bay Expansion Plan to begin in May 2006 and completed in May 2007. Top-level Fortune Bay Resort Casino officials completed a 10 year 3-phase master plan for future development at the destination resort.