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Living Sky Casino
nekaneet first nation
GM / LIONEL TOOTOOSIS
In partnership with the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council, SIGA entered
its sixth and newest market late in 2008. The casino overcame early
recruitment challenges to open on time and within budget.
The $35M casino opened to the public on December 29th in Swift Current. This
new modern casino with circular gaming floor offers 225 slot machines, 6 live table
games and a delicious buffet in Horizons Restaurant. Valet parking and shuttle
service was also available for customers. With more than a million cars passing
through annually, the casino is conveniently located along the Trans Canada highway.
In partnership with the community, the Living Sky Casino opened the state-of-the-art
performing arts and entertainment centre known as “Sky Centre” in February. The
casino played host to the legendary Wayne Newton on February 24th as part of its
official grand opening ceremonies. The Sky Centre has been a welcome addition and
has been well received by the community.
The Living Sky casino employs over 300 local people in Swift Current and has
become one of the city’s largest employers. Casino staff have immersed themselves
in the community, assisting with local events and organizations.
“SIGA is all about getting along with others while
providing a fun way to make a living for my family.”
/ Utin Ahenakew, Guest Services Supervisor