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Kahkewistahaw First Nation
JONATHAN PASAP, GM
The Painted Hand Casino is a modern $30M
facility and is a joint project with the Yorkton
Tribal Council conveniently located across the
street from Yorkton’s Gallagher Centre. The casino
is one of Yorkton’s largest employers, with over
240 local employees.
This 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 and the
Legends restaurant. Painted Hand is also capable
of hosting a wide variety of events in the multi-
function facility known as the Parkland Room. The
casino has hosted a variety of dinner shows and
performances including Les McKeown’s Legendary
Bay City Rollers, Buffy Sainte-Marie and “Memories
of Conway Twitty” as performed by son Michael
and grandson Tre. Free valet parking service was
added to improve convenience and the overall
experience for visitors.
The Painted Hand Casino is on the of the
top entertainment attractions in east central
Saskatchewan. The casino has also been a large
contributor to the Yorkton economy and to local
events in the area, and is a proud member of the
Yorkton community. The Painted Hand Casino is
proud to be a part of the Yorkton community and
encourages all visitors to experience what Yorkton
and its surrounding communities have to offer.
The casino is home to 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
in 2010. 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 casino’s employees contribute considerable
economic benefit to local businesses. In addition,
the Painted Hand Casino Volunteer Committee
has made a positive impact in many local
organizations and charities by donating valuable
volunteer hours, building positive community
relations in keeping with SIGA guiding principles
of giving back to the communities in which we
live and work.
Painted Hand Casino