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WHITE BEAR FIRST NATION
GM / EDWARD LITTLECHIEF
Nestled in the scenic Moose Mountain Provincial Park in southeast
Saskatchewan, the Bear Claw Casino is SIGA’s most historic casino. The Bear
Claw Casino originally opened in 1993 on the White Bear First Nation near
Carlyle, SK. It was shut down in what was a highly contentious and emotional
part of history between First Nations and the provincial government regarding
gaming in Saskatchewan. The casino re-opened in November 1996 and has
been successfully operating ever since.
The Bear Claw Casino includes 30,000 square feet of floor space which
includes: 122 slot machines and 4 live table games; Growlers Restaurant,
a live entertainment stage and Bear Necessities gift shop. The warmth and
comfort of the casino will be a memory that will last a lifetime.
2009/2010 was a great year for growth and development at the casino.
The casino hosted a variety of successful outdoor events including: the
White Bear powwow, bull riding, six concerts, and holiday events such
as Canada Day (July 1st) and National Aboriginal Day. In addition, there
were renovations done to the kitchen, washrooms and new fixtures were
installed to modernize the facility.
This past year, construction began to renovate Bear Claw Hotel, which
will further drive traffic and additional customers to the area. The Bear
Claw Casino and Hotel will be SIGA’s first resort destination. The 36
room hotel is scheduled to open in summer 2010.
Bear Claw
Casino
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