Page 12 - SIGA_2010-11 Annual Report

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With over 567 days of exciting live entertainment across our
venues this year, SIGA continues to ensure our guests have many
outstanding entertainment choices. Our casinos are now posting
events and selling tickets for live entertainment events using the
SIGA Box Office, providing more convenient access to tickets for
our customers. Booking artists for multiple venues resulted in
significant entertainment budget savings and provided for more
of our guests to enjoy headline acts. April Wine, Tanya Tucker,
Nazareth, Sammy Kershaw, Kentucky Headhunters, Patty Loveless
and Collin Raye are among some of the well-known acts that
played at SIGA casinos this year. Comedy was also popular this
year, with four casinos hosting Yuk Yuk’s “On Tour” events, and
famous comedians, including Norm MacDonald and Colin Mochrie.
Our customer’s favourite genre continues to be country, followed
by classic rock and roll. This year, guests at Bear Claw Casino were
treated to five outdoor concerts, including April Wine and Vince
Neil of Motley Crue fame. Dakota Dunes Casino featured 97 live
entertainment offerings over the year, ranging from major concert
events and dinner shows to lounge entertainment. At Gold Eagle
Casino, New Year’s Eve was presented as a free concert and was
incredibly successful in the community. The Living Sky Casino
featured 142 days of entertainment in addition to the Swift Current
Allied Arts Council events held in the Sky Centre throughout
the year. Northern Lights Casino continued featuring its popular
dinner shows in the award-winning Starlight Lounge, consistent
weekend entertainment and the ever popular Monday fiddle shows.
Dinner shows grew in popularity at the Painted Hand Casino, and
regular customers on the gaming floor were treated to lounge style
entertainment free of charge.