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The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming
Authority (SIGA) operates six
First Nations owned casinos in
Saskatchewan. The casinos feature
over 1,870 slot machines; 54 live
table games; a full line of food
and beverage services and a live
entertainment stage in each facility.
In addition, the casinos provide their
own unique brand of First Nations
hospitality and service.
SIGA’s intent with each casino is to
design a modern facility that reflects
the region, the people and First
Nations tradition. SIGA continues
to build and design casinos with
features that are rooted in First
Nations culture, tradition, and
natural elements reflecting the area.
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming
Authority has undergone a period of
tremendous growth and expansion.
The company concluded a $125M
capital reinvestment program
last year, the largest investment
in SIGA’s history. This expansion
included the construction of two
new modern casinos in 2008-2009
in Swift Current and Yorkton and the
$60M Dakota Dunes Casino project
completed in 2007. It has resulted
in new career opportunities and an
increase in revenues.
This year, SIGA continued
reinvestment in all its casinos
to ensure our guests experience
memorable facilities. In 2009,
we began construction on the
Bear Claw Hotel. The hotel is an
exciting project that represents a
new era for SIGA; it will be SIGA’s
first hotel and will allow SIGA to
provide an outstanding destination
resort for our customers. SIGA
also invests to provide the newest
product, memorable facilities,
quality food, and outstanding
hospitality and service to ensure
our customers receive outstanding
entertainment value.
As a result of SIGA’s reinvestment
program, 1100 new jobs have been
created through expansion since
2007. The number of employees
has doubled in three years to 2,205
(March 31, 2010). Overall, SIGA
employs 1,393 First Nations people
(March 31, 2009), or 63% of the
total staffing complement, making
the company one of the largest
employers of First Nations people
in the country.
At SIGA, our people are our most
valuable resource, and SIGA
remains committed to developing
our employees by investing in our
people through a variety of learning
opportunities. SIGA conducted a host
of learning events in 2009-2010,
increasing the number of events to
6,778, due in part to a new mobile
computer training program that
allows SIGA to complete training
programs in a more timely, cost-
effective manner.