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Whitecap Dakota First Nation awards largest casino jackpot of $1.8 million
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Whitecap Dakota First Nation awards largest casino jackpot of $1.8 million (June 11, 2018)
A Native man has joined the millionaire's club thanks to the Whitecap Dakota First Nation casino in Saskatchewan.

First Nations complain about dealings for new casino in Saskatchewan
Openings & Closings
First Nations complain about dealings for new casino in Saskatchewan (July 6, 2017)
Some Native leaders say they are being 'frozen out' of discussions for the seventh gaming facility in Saskatchewan.

First Nations start work on seventh gaming facility in Saskatchewan
Openings & Closings
First Nations start work on seventh gaming facility in Saskatchewan (June 13, 2017)
Profits from a new gaming facility in Saskatchewan will benefit all First Nations in the province.

First Nations casino in Saskatchewan pays out $1.5M jackpot
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First Nations casino in Saskatchewan pays out $1.5M jackpot (October 26, 2016)
For the second time this year, a patron has won big at a Native casino.

Native woman questioned about use of bathroom at Native casino
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Native woman questioned about use of bathroom at Native casino (September 5, 2016)
Lexus Herman, 26, said she was confronted in a restroom at the Northern Lights Casino in Saskatchewan.

Frog Lake First Nation proposes gaming development in Alberta
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Frog Lake First Nation proposes gaming development in Alberta (August 29, 2016)
Plans call for a casino, hotel, conference center and a Western Hockey League arena at a 140-acre site in Lloydminster.

First Nations ratify agreement for seventh casino in Saskatchewan
Openings & Closings
First Nations ratify agreement for seventh casino in Saskatchewan (August 23, 2016)
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations plans to open the casino in Lloydminster, near the border with Alberta.

First Nations in Saskatchewan report $258M in gaming revenues
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First Nations in Saskatchewan report $258M in gaming revenues (June 7, 2016)
Earnings were $86.3 million at the six Native casinos, representing a 2.6 percent increase from the year prior.

First Nations move forward with another casino in Saskatchewan
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First Nations move forward with another casino in Saskatchewan (April 26, 2016)
The proposed facility in Lloydminster would join six other Native casinos operated by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.

First Nations casino in Saskatchewan celebrates 20th birthday
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First Nations casino in Saskatchewan celebrates 20th birthday (February 18, 2016)
The Gold Eagle Casino in North Battleford opened its doors to the public on March 1, 1996, and continues to enjoy growth.

Whitecap Dakota First Nation casino awards another $1M jackpot
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Whitecap Dakota First Nation casino awards another $1M jackpot (January 19, 2016)
Don Farber won $1,048,973 on a progressive slot machine just three weeks after Ben Vuong won $1,166,462 at the Dakota Dunes Casino in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority reports $84.1M in profits
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Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority reports $84.1M in profits (June 4, 2015)
The six Native casinos in the province saw $256.5 million in revenues in the last fiscal year.

Native casino in Saskatchewan on track with expansion plan
Openings & Closings
Native casino in Saskatchewan on track with expansion plan (May 20, 2015)
Part of the Gold Eagle Casino will go smoke-free when the expansion opens early this summer.

First Nations casino in Saskatchewan confirms expansion project
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First Nations casino in Saskatchewan confirms expansion project (July 8, 2014)
Casino will get a bigger gaming floor, a separate non-smoking area and a larger parking lot.

First Nations casinos in Saskatchewan add 250 slot machines
Regulation
First Nations casinos in Saskatchewan add 250 slot machines (May 22, 2014)
Machines will be installed at six facilities in early 2015.

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority renews golf partnership
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Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority renews golf partnership (April 29, 2014)
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has extended its sponsorship of a PGA Tour Canada event

Little Pine First Nation pursues casino developments in two cities
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Little Pine First Nation pursues casino developments in two cities (March 31, 2014)
The Little Pine First Nation of Saskatchewan is looking to develop two casinos.

Saskatchewan won't be selling two casinos to First Nations
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Saskatchewan won't be selling two casinos to First Nations (February 11, 2014)
The Saskatchewan government has dropped plans to sell two casinos to the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.

Editorial: 2003 vote  against First Nations casino changed city
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Editorial: 2003 vote against First Nations casino changed city (October 22, 2013)
Newspaper reflects on controversial 2003 vote against a First Nations casino in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Doug Cuthand: Don't push First Nations to the economic margins
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Doug Cuthand: Don't push First Nations to the economic margins (November 9, 2012)
"Bernie Shepherd loves to push the envelope. In 1994, when he was chief of the White Bear First Nation, he set up Saskatchewan's first Indian-owned casino on his reserve. The result was a late night raid by the RCMP, followed...

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations eyes online gaming
Openings & Closings | Regulation
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations eyes online gaming (November 8, 2012)
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations says Internet gaming is here to stay. The FSIN isn't involved with an online casino just launched by the White Bear First Nations. But the group says the province should prepare for a new...

First Nation in Saskatchewan  launches Internet gaming website
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First Nation in Saskatchewan launches Internet gaming website (November 7, 2012)
The White Bear First Nations in Saskatchewan has launched an Internet gaming site. The site bears the name of the Northern Bear Casino, the band's land-based facility. The servers for the operation are located in the Virgin Islands. "A year...

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority sees revenue increase
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Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority sees revenue increase (June 7, 2012)
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority saw a record year in revenues and profits in the last fiscal year. The six casinos on First Nations took in $267.2 million in revenues. Profit was $81.6 million. "That would be a record for...

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority ready for more growth
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Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority ready for more growth (November 17, 2011)
First Nations casinos continue to grow, the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority reported on Wednesday. SIGA operates six First Nations casinos. They will take in about $250 million in the current fiscal year, CEO Zane Hansen said. Next year, the casinos...

First Nations awarded $2M for thefts from ATMs at casinos
Litigation
First Nations awarded $2M for thefts from ATMs at casinos (November 2, 2011)
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority won a $2 million judgment for the theft of money from ATMs at First Nations casinos. Alain Germain, who pleaded guilty to theft, was ordered to repay the money. He worked for a company that...

First Nations can pursue lawsuit for ATM thefts at casinos
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First Nations can pursue lawsuit for ATM thefts at casinos (November 1, 2011)
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority will be able to pursue a lawsuit against officials of a company that supplied ATM machines to First Nations casinos. SIGA is suing six people who were shareholders or directors of the company. The First...

Chiefs oust Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority board chair
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Chiefs oust Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority board chair (October 6, 2011)
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations voted 32-0 to fire Kirk Goodtrack as chair of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. Goodtrack has been at the center of controversy. He says he was ousted for seeking to cut spending at...

Editorial: Gaming agency flap shows trouble for First Nations
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Editorial: Gaming agency flap shows trouble for First Nations (October 3, 2011)
"Destructive politicking and resistance to overdue reforms have become so entrenched at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations that the Chiefs Assembly this week will need to act quickly to safeguard institutions that play a key role in First...

Doug Cuthand: Native leaders turning against one of their own
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Doug Cuthand: Native leaders turning against one of their own (September 30, 2011)
"Kirk Goodtrack never thought that returning home and working for his people would result in such a backlash. But on Thursday, he was removed as chair of SIGA's board. Goodtrack is from the Wood Mountain reserve south of Regina. After...

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority  chair suspended again
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Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority chair suspended again (September 29, 2011)
The chairman of the board of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has been suspended a second time. Kirk Goodtrack was suspended this summer but a judge ordered SIGA to reinstate him. Now that he's back on the job, board members...

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority  board chair still in limbo
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Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority board chair still in limbo (September 16, 2011)
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has yet to reinstate Kirk Goodtrack as chairman of the board. SIGA said it would abide by a court ruling that said Goodtrack was improperly ousted. But he remains in limbo until a September 29...

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority chair back on the job
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Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority chair back on the job (September 15, 2011)
Kirk Goodtrack will again serve as chairman of the board for the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. A judge ruled that Goodtrack was improperly fired. He said that he hopes the board, which mainly consists of First Nations leaders, can separate...

Big expenses on Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority board
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Big expenses on Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority board (September 14, 2011)
Members of the board of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority are paid well, The Saskatoon StarPhoenix reports. In July alone, board members claimed more than $78,000 in expenses. One leader -- Muskowekwan First Nation Chief Reginald Bellerose -- asked for...

Editorial: Ruling on gaming authority a blow to First Nations
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Editorial: Ruling on gaming authority a blow to First Nations (September 13, 2011)
'For the second time in the past two weeks, a court has ordered a Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN)created body to heed its own rules and reinstate a senior official who has been suspended unfairly. The latest black eye...

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority  told to restore chair
Litigation | Regulation
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority told to restore chair (September 12, 2011)
A judge has ordered Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority to reinstate Kirk Goodtrack as chairman of the board. The SIGA board, which consists of First Nations leaders, ousted Goodtrack over alleged conflicts of interest. But Court of Queen's Bench Justice G.N....

First Nations casino in Saskatchewan pays out a huge jackpot
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First Nations casino in Saskatchewan pays out a huge jackpot (September 2, 2011)
A retired farmer won $985,969 Canadian at the Painted Hand Casino in Saskatchewan on Wednesday. Emile Chandonnet won the money on a progressive slot machine. The jackpot was the second-largest in Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority history. The jackpot comes to...

Another guilty plea for blackjack scam at First Nations casino
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Another guilty plea for blackjack scam at First Nations casino (August 30, 2011)
Another person pleaded guilty in connection with a blackjack scam at a First Nations casino in Saskatchewan. Authorities said seven people, including a former card dealer, stole money from Gold Eagle Casino. So far, the dealer and five players have...

First Nations leader disputes removal of   gaming authority chair
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First Nations leader disputes removal of gaming authority chair (July 27, 2011)
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Guy Lonechild said the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority lacked authority to remove the chairman of the board. Lonechild said he was "deeply" troubled by the recent vote to oust Kirk Goodtrack from his...

First Nations leaders challenge payments  for  gaming   authority
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First Nations leaders challenge payments for gaming authority (July 26, 2011)
First Nations leaders are questioning salaries and payments to members of the board of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. Documents obtained by The Saskatoon StarPhoenix show that the 13 board members receive salaries and compensation in excess of $600,000. One...

First Nations    looking to operate  all  casinos in Saskatchewan
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First Nations looking to operate all casinos in Saskatchewan (June 8, 2011)
All casinos in Saskatchewan should be operated by First Nations, a top Native leader said. The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority oversees six Native-run casinos. The province, through the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation, operates two more. "We think it's time, because of...

Seven charged for theft at First Nations casino in Saskatchewan
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Seven charged for theft at First Nations casino in Saskatchewan (April 5, 2011)
Seven people, including a former card dealer, have been charged for stealing from a First Nations casino in Saskatchewan. Authorities said the group participated in a scam at the Gold Eagle Casino. They aren't providing details about the case, including...

First Nation still hoping  Seminole Tribe on board with casino
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First Nation still hoping Seminole Tribe on board with casino (June 11, 2010)
It looks like the Seminole Tribe of Florida may not be involved in a casino deal with a group of First Nations in Saskatchewan. In March, Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation Chief Rick Gamble said the Independent First Nations of...

Man charged for theft of $1.2M from Native gaming agency
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Man charged for theft of $1.2M from Native gaming agency (May 4, 2010)
A man has been charged with stealing $1.2 million from the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, the agency that oversees First Nations casinos. Alain Germain, 51, is accused of diverting money from SIGA's bank accounts into his own accounts. The money...

Saskatchewan  First Nations collect liquor tax at casinos
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Saskatchewan First Nations collect liquor tax at casinos (March 10, 2010)
Five First Nations have signed agreements with Saskatchewan to collect a liquor tax at their casinos. The tribes are collecting the same 10 percent tax as the province's. The revenues will be used to fund local projects. A pilot project...

Seminole Tribe confirms agreement with First Nations
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Seminole Tribe confirms agreement with First Nations (March 9, 2010)
The Seminole Tribe of Florida confirmed it signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a Hard Rock with a group of 10 First Nations in Saskatchewan. In a statement, the tribal council said it wasn't involved with the Independent...

First Nations in Saskatchewan plan   Hard Rock complex
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First Nations in Saskatchewan plan Hard Rock complex (March 5, 2010)
A group of 10 First Nations in Saskatchewan say they will build a Hard Rock casino complex in downtown Regina if the province agrees to sell two casinos. The Independent First Nations of Saskatchewan are working with the Seminole Tribe...

Man admits to taking First Nations casino money
Litigation
Man admits to taking First Nations casino money (May 26, 2009)
The owner of an ATM supplier admitted to The Saskatoon StarPhoenix that he took nearly $1 million from First Nations casinos in Saskatchewan. Alain Germain's companies supplied ATMs at two Native casinos. But rather than deposit the money into a...

ATM supplier accused of theft from First Nations casinos
Litigation | Regulation
ATM supplier accused of theft from First Nations casinos (May 22, 2009)
An ATM supplier faces a civil lawsuit and criminal charges in connection with the alleged theft of $1.2 million from First Nations casinos in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority says the ATM supplier failed to deposit the money into...

Column: 'Curious  cash flow' at First Nations casino
Opinion
Column: 'Curious cash flow' at First Nations casino (December 11, 2008)
"When the Dakota Dunes casino opened to great fanfare last summer, the biggest challenge appeared to be handling the crowds. There were so many people trying to get in that some customers had trouble finding a slot machine to...

First Nations to manage Native casinos in Taiwan
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First Nations to manage Native casinos in Taiwan (July 25, 2008)
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has signed a deal to manage up to three Native casinos in Taiwan. SIGA will start with one casino for the Thao Tribe, one of Taiwan's indigenous groups. SIGA will take up to 30 percent...

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