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White Bear First Nation
EDWARD LITTLECHIEF, GM
Located in southeast Saskatchewan, the Bear
Claw Casino & Hotel is SIGA’s most historic 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.
With 178 employees, the Bear Claw Casino &
Hotel includes 30,000 square feet of floor space,
with 125 slot machines and 4 live table games,
complete indoor access to the gaming room
floor, Growlers Restaurant and Bear Necessities
gift shop. Bear Claw’s live entertainment stage
played host to a variety of entertainment acts in
2011 including Kenny Shields & Streetheart, the
Northern Pikes and Loverboy.
The casino also has free parking and convenient
bus and RV parking that tie in nicely with the
Moose Mountain Provincial Park.
The Bear Claw Casino & Hotel took on a new
direction in gaming for Saskatchewan and SIGA
with the opening of the first SIGA operated 36
room hotel on July 1, 2010. The hotel interior
was completely retrofitted with a new look that
stands out from the competition in the southeast
Saskatchewan area. At the same time as the
opening of our new hotel, the newly renovated
Growlers Restaurant (60-seat) was unveiled, giving
the restaurant a new upscale, high-end appeal.
Bear Claw Casino & Hotel