A star in the community through charity.

White Earth Nation supports the Native American tradition of giving back to the community through donations to local events and organizations. Shooting Star is proudly owned and successfully operated by the White Earth Nation.

To request a non-monetary donation, download a form here. Or email for more information.

Shooting Star Scholarship 2018-2019

In an effort to support higher education within the White Earth Nation, Shooting Star has founded the Shooting Star Scholarship, to raise money for scholarships to be awarded to White Earth members and descendants seeking post-secondary education. Download an application form here.

A limited number of $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. To be eligible, each student must meet the following criteria:

Casino Takes Steps to Ensure Safe, Fun Environment

MAHNOMEN, Minn. - Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center launched a property-wide effort last week to promote responsible drinking behavior among its guests. Dubbed as "WE CARE" which stands for "WE Create A Responsible Environment" - the campaign aims to provide a safe, healthy and fun atmosphere for Shooting Star associates and patrons. Special signage, coasters and blinking pins are spread throughout the casino (including its two bars, Mustang Lounge and Eagle's Landing), carrying campaign messages: "We have the right to refuse service: We care about the safety of our guests." and "Keep your dreams alive: Don't drink and drive."

According to Shooting Star's General Manager Eugene "Bugger" McArthur, the campaign is a part of Shooting Star's commitment to be a proactive and responsible member of the White Earth Nation community. "It is important for us, as a tribally-owned business, not to lose sight of our basic principles: first, we always conduct business in a socially-responsible manner; and second, we must provide a fun atmosphere for all of our customers and associates," says McArthur. "The WE CARE effort was developed to ensure that we continue to deliver on both of these promises."

All Food and Beverage associates at Shooting Star Casino undergo a training program on the issue of responsible drinking; they are instructed how to detect visible signs of intoxication or minors consuming alcohol, and how to handle situations of excessive drinking among guests. At Shooting Star, alcohol is served and allowed to be consumed throughout the casino.

One of the program's leaders, Harriet Keezer-Thompson who is the manager of the Mustang Lounge at Shooting Star Casino, explains what motivated her and others to launch WE CARE: "We needed to limit opportunity for underage drinking and raise awareness about the consequences of drinking too much and the problems it can cause for other guests who come to our business to enjoy themselves; we hope to see positive feedback from our guests and a change in behavior."

Shooting Star Casino asks that guests support their bartenders and servers when they tell them that they had enough for the night. "Our ultimate organizational mission is to build a stronger community and a brighter future for our nation," adds McArthur. "It is our responsibility to our guests, associates and the community to advocate a safer drinking culture and take this next step in providing a safe, healthy and fun atmosphere on our premises."

Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center is proudly owned and successfully operated by the White Earth Nation. Its unique poker room, 1,100 slots, 16 blackjack tables, upscale convention facility, state-of-the-art spa, and 390 hotel guest rooms and suites make Shooting Star one of Minnesota's premier gaming destinations. Shooting Star Casino is located 35 miles north of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59. For more information, visit or call 800-453-7827.


7th Annual Shooting Star Scholarship Golf Tournament

Friday, June 15, 2018

Download golf registration form here


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