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The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is the operator of six First Nations casinos in Saskatchewan.
The casinos are conveniently located across the province: Bear Claw Casino (White Bear First Nation) near Carlyle,
Dakota Dunes Casino (Whitecap Dakota First Nation) near Saskatoon, Gold Eagle Casino (Mosquito First Nation
in North Battleford), Living Sky Casino (Nekaneet First Nation in Swift Current), Northern Lights Casino (Peter
Ballentyne Cree Nation in Prince Albert), and Painted Hand Casino (Kahkewistahaw First Nation in Yorkton).
SIGA casinos entertain over four million guests annually. SIGA employs close to 1,900 people including over 1,200 .
who identify as First Nations. The entertainment company currently ranks in Saskatchewan’s top 35 companies
with annual revenues of $256.5M and net profits over $84.1M.
SIGA casinos offer entertainment and excitement, including 1,995 slot machines, 52 live table games, live on stage
entertainment and a full line of food and beverage services. SIGA employees provide a second-to-none customer
service experience, rooted in traditional understandings of hospitality found in First Nations culture.
Under the First Nations Gaming Act in 1995, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Inc. (FSIN) created
the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority and since 1996, SIGA has been incorporated under the Non-Profit
Corporation Act of Saskatchewan with all profits returned to its beneficiaries.
Profits generated from SIGA’s operations are administered by the province of Saskatchewan.
50% is shared with First Nations Trust which is distributed to Saskatchewan First Nation communities;
25% is shared with regional Community Development Corporations (CDCs) which are situated in the casino
locations for local initiatives. The CDCs which are independent of SIGA, distribute this money to charitable .
and not-for-profit community organizations.
25% is shared with the Provincial Government’s general revenue fund.
As a responsible corporate citizen, SIGA has made a commitment to our customers, employees, stakeholders .
and suppliers to advocate the responsible use of its gaming products and minimize the potential for harm.
SIGA will deliver sustainable net income and
employment opportunities to support First Nations
development in Saskatchewan.
SIGA will strengthen the lives of First Nations people
through employment, economic growth, positive
community relations and financial self-reliance. .
This will be done through the operation of distinctive
First Nations gaming destination resorts that reflect .
the traditional aspects of our First Nations culture .
and hospitality.
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