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Kahkewistahaw First Nation
Jonathan Pasap, GM
In March 2009, the Painted Hand Casino made the move into
a new $30M building. The 43,000 square foot facility includes
a large gaming floor with 220 slot machines and 7 live table
games. The uniquely sculpted circular gaming floor includes a
deli, bar lounge, fabulous restaurant and multi-function facility,
known as the Parkland Room. Free valet parking and shuttle
service were added to improve convenience and the overall
experience for visitors.
Over the past decade, the Painted Hand Casino has become one
of the top entertainment attractions in east central Saskatchewan.
The casino has also been a large contributor to local events in the
area, and is a proud member of the Yorkton community.
In 2010, the casino unveiled one of the largest bronze
commissions in Saskatchewan: the “Counting Coup” sculpture.
The “Counting Coup” statue is an enlargement of a work created
by accomplished Saskatchewan First Nations artist Lionel
Peyachew. With a concept based on the casino’s name, the
statue is prominently displayed in front of the main entrance
at the Painted Hand Casino.
The new modern facility is a joint project with the Yorkton
Tribal Council and is conveniently located across the street from
Yorkton’s Gallagher Centre. The casino is one of Yorkton’s largest
employers, with over 261 local employees.