Border Tribal Council and the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority have held ground-breaking ceremony for the $15.5m Eagle Park West casino in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.
The 31,000 sq ft casino will offer 250 slots alongside six to eight gaming tables while future development could lead to the addition of a 250-room hotel as well as a 1,500-seat convention center, restaurant, and convenience store.
Reginald Bellerose, Chairman for the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, said: “On behalf of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, we’re excited to officially be in the ground and to continue working with the Border Tribal Council to make this development a reality. This casino will not only benefit the community of Lloydminster but all First Nations of Saskatchewan and is only possible through the positive partnerships between the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Border Tribal Council, Little Pine First Nation and the City of Lloydminster.”
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority operates six casinos in the western Canadian province including the Northern Lights Casino in Prince Albert and Whitecap’s Dakota Dunes Casino.
Zane Hansen, President and Chief Executive Officer for the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, said: “The new casino will have significant benefits for Lloydminster. It t will create local employment, provide funding for city services, non-profit and charitable organizations and it will support local businesses through service agreements and by attracting tourism dollars to the community.”