Saskatoon’s Trevor Norlander is the 2017 SIGA Poker Champion

October 10, 2017 – Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon local Trevor Norlander was named the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA)’s 2017 Poker Champion this past weekend. Norlander took home $39,345 in cash winnings, a custom made sterling silver poker championship bracelet and a $10,000 USD seat at the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

(Photo by: Lyle Bateman, PokerNews Canada)

SIGA’s annual Poker Championship was held at the Dakota Dunes Casino (on Whitecap Dakota First Nation, near Saskatoon) October 6, 7 and 8. It proved to be a great Thanksgiving weekend for Norlander, who won the championship after he bested a field of 380 entries.

Norlander was the chip leader going into the final table with 2.7 million in chips at 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, October 8. Norlander maintained his chip lead for most of the final table but Milton Jiricka, also from Saskatoon, won a majority of show downs and held a slight advantage during the final heads up. After three hands, Jiricka lost most of his chip stack when he flopped second pair to Norlander’s top pair. Jiricka then went all-in with his remaining short stack. Norlander made a quick call with his high hand making Jiricka the runner-up, winning $28,488.

The $600+75 no-limit hold’em championship ran for three days and attracted players from neighbouring provinces and from all over Saskatchewan. The final table lasted just over two and a half hours.


For more information, contact:

Bryce Cameron, Senior Operations Manager               Maryann Yeomans, Marketing Director
Dakota Dunes Casino                                                      Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
306-477-7777                                                                    306-477-7777
Bryce.Cameron@siga.sk.ca                                             Maryann.Yeomans@siga.sk.ca


About SIGA

SIGA’s mission is to strengthen the lives of First Nation people through employment, economic growth, positive community relations and achieving financial self-reliance. A non-profit organization, all net profits from SIGA’s casino operations go to local First Nation communities, community development corporations and the province’s general revenue fund. Sharing Success with Saskatchewan communities. SIGA.sk.ca

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