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Corporate Overview
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is the operator of First Nations
casinos in Saskatchewan.
With approximately 2,000 employees, SIGA casinos entertain well over three million
guests annually. SIGA is a top 15 employer in Saskatchewan and is currently ranked
in Saskatchewan’s top 35 companies with annual revenues of approximately $240M
and net profits over $67M.
Our family of casinos are conveniently located across Saskatchewan: Bear Claw
Casino (Carlyle), Dakota Dunes Casino (Saskatoon), Gold Eagle Casino (North
Battleford), Living Sky Casino (Swift Current), Northern Lights Casino (Prince
Albert) and Painted Hand Casino (Yorkton).
In addition to our traditional First Nations hospitality and service, our casinos offer
entertainment and excitement including 1,800 slot machines, 52 live table games,
a full line of food and beverage services and live on stage entertainment.
As a responsible corporate citizen, SIGA has made a commitment to customers,
employees, stakeholders and suppliers to advocate the responsible use of its gaming
products and to minimize the potential for harm.
Under the First Nations Gaming Act in 1995, the Federation of Saskatchewan
Indian Nations Inc. created the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.
Since 1996, SIGA has been incorporated under The Non-Profit Corporation Act
of Saskatchewan with all profits returned to its beneficiaries. Gaming operations
have become an important revenue source for Saskatchewan’s First Nations, the
Provincial Treasury, and Community Development Corporations (CDC) situated
in six casino locations across Saskatchewan. The CDCs distribute this money
to charitable and not-for-profit community organizations.