Native leaders broke ground on the new casino in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, on June 12, 2017. Photo: Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
Openings & Closings

First Nations start work on seventh gaming facility in Saskatchewan

Another First Nations casino is coming to Saskatchewan.

The facility in Lloydminster will be the seventh Native casino in the province. It's being built on land owned by the Little Pine First Nation but profits will be shared with other tribal governments.

“The new casino will have significant benefits for Lloydminster – it will create local employment, provide funding for city services, non-profit and charitable organizations, and it will support local businesses through service agreements and by attracting tourism dollars to the community,” Zane Hansen, the president and CEO of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, said in a press release on Monday, when ground was broken on the project.

SIGA will run the casino through a lease with the Border Tribal Council, the landlord for the property in Lloydminster. The city spans the Saskatchewan border with Alberta.

The Border Tribal Council represents the Little Pine First Nation and the Onion Lake Cree Nation, another Native government.

Read More on the Story:
Ground broken for new SIGA casino in Lloydminster (Global News 6/13)

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