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Nekaneet First Nation
Charles Ryder, GM
In partnership with the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council,
SIGA entered its sixth and newest market late in 2008. The
$35M casino opened to the public on December 29th in Swift
Current. This new modern casino with a circular gaming floor
offers 130 slot machines, 8 live table games and a delicious
menu in Horizons Restaurant. The casino is conveniently
located along the Trans Canada highway, with more than
a million vehicles passing by annually.
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 2009. The casino
played host to the legendary Wayne Newton as part of its official
grand opening ceremonies. The Sky Centre has been a welcome
addition and has been well received by the community.
In March 2011, Nekaneet First Nation obtained creation of
an urban reserve in Swift Current. The casino is on Nekaneet
First Nation land, and therefore subject to the bylaws that the
First Nation has in place. In line with our business model for
our other casinos, the enclosed, ventilated smoking room at the
Living Sky Casino opened on March 29, 2011, and as part of
our commitment to providing staff and patrons with the most
comfortable environment available, most of the gaming floor
remains a clean-air facility.