Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

Software-based translations do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language. The Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Conditional Approval Granted for Lloydminster Casino Project

Released on April 26, 2016

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) has been granted conditional approval for the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) to build and operate a new casino in Lloydminster.

The development process to move forward requires: a community consultation plan; municipal approval from the City of Lloydminster; and approval from the province and FSIN Chiefs in Assembly on an amendment to the Gaming Framework Agreement.

“SIGA has been a strong partner of government for years and has been recognized time and time again for excellence in customer service, job creation and business achievement,” Minister responsible for SLGA Don McMorris said.  “Conditional approval of a casino for Lloydminster represents a continued partnership with our First Nations when it comes to a well-managed casino gaming industry for Saskatchewan.”

SIGA currently operates six casinos around the province – in Prince Albert, North Battleford, Yorkton, Swift Current, Dakota Dunes (south of Saskatoon) and on the White Bear First Nation near Carlyle.  SIGA has more than 1,800 employees, 65 per cent of whom are First Nations people.

“On behalf of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations we are very pleased with today’s announcement and the opportunity it brings to further deliver long term sustainable development through the Gaming Framework Agreement,” FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron said.  “For the past 20 years the success of our SIGA casinos has been enabled by partnerships with local First Nations and Tribal Councils.  This helps to create First Nations economic opportunities that are based on our economic self-determination.”

“SIGA Casinos have a reputation for creating jobs and supporting surrounding developments that benefit both First Nations and Non First Nations alike,” FSIN Vice Chief Heather Bear said who is responsible for the Gaming Portfolio.  “We have been interested in expanding into Lloydminster for some time so it’s exciting not only for our organization and First Nations people, but also for residents and tourists who will visit this new casino.”

Net profits from SIGA casinos are split, with 50 per cent of net income provided to the First Nations Trust which supports economic development, social development, justice, health, education, recreation, culture and other First Nations initiatives.

Twenty five per cent of net profits go to the government’s General Revenue Fund to help support government priorities such as health, education and infrastructure and the remaining 25 per cent is directed to Community Development Corporations (CDCs).  CDCs fund economic development, social development, justice, health, education, recreation, culture and other related initiatives among First Nations and non-First Nations charities in and around the communities where SIGA casinos are located.

“SIGA has proven itself to be a strong corporate citizen in the six communities where their casinos currently operate,” Lloydminster MLA Colleen Young said.  “Their reputation of supporting local community groups and organizations will be a welcome addition in Lloydminster.”


For more information, contact:

David Morris
Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority
Phone: 306-787-1721

Mervin Brass
Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations
Phone: 306-665-1215
Cell: 306-370-1689

We need your feedback to improve Help us improve