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10

GAMING OPERATIONS

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA)

continues to enhance product offerings for its patrons.

Together six casino sites now feature a total of 2,120 slot

machines and 56 table games. This represents an increase

of 125 slot machines.

Through a partnership with the Saskatchewan Roughriders,

SIGA launched the new Rider Nation Progressive Jackpot.

This progressive must hit by $100,000 and continues to

demonstrate a commitment to give players more of what

they are looking for with bigger wins and the excitement

that comes with these life-changing awards.

A number of upgrades were conducted across the SIGA

casino sites to enhance the customer experience. New

High Limit rooms were opened in the Bear Claw Casino

(BCC), Dakota Dunes Casino (DDC) and the Painted

Hand Casino (PHC); Gold Eagle Casino (GEC) featuring

a new smoking room; new ticket redemption kiosks; and

the purchase of over 400 new slot machines. SIGA led the

way in Saskatchewan gaming by offering handheld Live

Game products and introducing Squeeze EZ Baccarat and

Double Deck Blackjack.

ENTERTAINMENT AND EVENTS

SIGA hosted fabulous entertainment events this year,

bringing excited visitors into the casinos to attend sold

out shows such as: Salt-N-Pepa, Theory of a Deadman,

Big Sugar, the Irish Rovers and Mark Chesnutt, to name

a few.

An annual VIP event was held on March 19th at the

DDC. SIGA’s top VIP players were transported to DDC

from around the province and they enjoyed a fantastic

dinner prepared by SIGA’s six executive chefs. Guests

were surprised with an exclusive draw for $20,000 in

celebration of SIGA’s 20 years of operation.

SIGA casinos offer an array of tribute artists along

with dinner and variety shows throughout the year.

Performances such as comedian Tom Green, The

Amazing Kreskin and UFC Champion Randy Couture

excited audiences along with musical tributes to

Roy Orbison, Rod Stewart, Patsy Cline and Elvis Presley.

FOOD, BEVERAGE AND HOTEL

OPERATIONS

This past year saw the renewal of company-wide uniforms

for our employees and the creation of new cocktail menus

which were implemented in 2016. All casinos except

Northern Lights will also have catering and event software

implemented to better serve our guests in all our event

centres this year.

SIGA partnered with Flying Dust First Nation to purchase

organic, locally grown potatoes for all of our casinos. The

potatoes are grown by the Flying Dust Market Garden

which has 171 acres of certified organic land producing

30 different varieties of vegetables and fruit. And then

there was the introduction of organically grown herbs and

lettuces at DDC in April 2016. The tower gardens are

located just outside the restaurant entrance, providing

sustainable herbs for their restaurant menu. Future

expansion to other casinos is being considered.

DDC introduced four phone charging stations that were

placed on the gaming floor to offer our guests the security

and convenience of keeping their phone charged while

they play. DDC has relocated their guest service desk

closer to the entrance of the casino and will be utilizing

this space to open a new Tim Hortons franchise in July

of 2016. In May of 2016, DDC opened a new “Charley

Biggs” fried chicken franchise, the first one in the province

of Saskatchewan.

GEC’s smoking room expansion opened along with a new

event room located just off the gaming floor. This room

can accommodate moderate-sized meetings, parties and

receptions. There is also a new food service staging room

so the Food and Beverage department can enhance the

meal service for our guests in their event centre.

OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

6

Casinos

2,120

slot

machines

56

table

games