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Nekaneet First Nation
LIONEL TOOTOOSIS, GM
This $35M casino opened to the public on
December 29, 2008 in Swift Current. The
Living Sky Casino features a circular gaming floor
with exciting slot machines, challenging live
table games and a delicious menu in Horizons
Restaurant. The casino is conveniently located
along the Trans-Canada Highway, enticing visits
from more than a million vehicles travelling
through Swift Current annually.
In partnership with the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal
Council, in 2008 this was the sixth and newest
market that SIGA entered into. It was shortly after
that the Living Sky Casino opened a state-of-the-
art performing arts and convention centre known
as the “Sky Centre” in February 2009.
The casino has played host to a variety of top
notch entertainment acts over the past few years
including the legendary Wayne Newton, George
Canyon, Steve Earle, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky
Thunder and Dr. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer.
The Sky Centre is utilized by community groups
for everything from black-tie gala fundraisers
to musical theatre, choir performances, and
dance recitals.
Living Sky Casino employs over 190 staff
members, contributing to the economic growth
of local businesses. In addition, the Living Sky
Casino volunteer committee has made an impact
in many local organizations and charities by
donating valuable volunteer hours and building
positive community relations in keeping with
SIGA guiding principles.
As a major employer in the province’s southwest
market and as a valuable entertainment
and tourist destination, Living Sky Casino is
contributing to the economic growth of this region.
Living Sky Casino