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First Nations push for gambling control

News brief: First Nations are ready to take control of gambling on their land, the chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations says.

New Saskatchewan casino opens its doors

International news brief: The $35-million Living Sky Casino is a 50,000-square-foot complex with 220 slot machines and six game tables.

English-only rule sparks debate in Saskatchewan casinos

News brief: Two casinos in the Canadian province state that once poker or blackjack cards have been dealt, the only language allowed at the table is English.

Saskatchewan to collect casino liquor tax

News Brief: An agreement that sees the equivalent of the provincial liquor tax collected at the Dakota Dunes Casino and then remitted to the Whitecap Dakota First Nation could be a harbinger of things to come in more of Saskatchewan's First Nations casinos.

Saskatchewan casino income rises

News Brief: Saskatchewan's government-owned casinos continue to be big money-makers for the province, generating net income of $43.8 million in the 2007-08 fiscal year.

Saskatchewan casino profits divided

News Brief: Profits from Saskatchewan casinos are being divided for First Nations for the first time under a more generous gaming agreement approved last year.

Saskatchewan minister gauges Nova Scotia VLT cuts

News Brief: Saskatchewan's liquor and gaming minister, Dan D'Autremont, is in Nova Scotia this week, gauging the impact of that province's nation-leading efforts to cut video lottery terminals

SIGA opens info center for new casino

New Brief: SIGA's human resources team is setting up office, which will be the headquarters for recruiting for the Living Sky Casino over the coming months.

Saskatchewan casino construction ahead of schedule

News Brief: Construction on the Indian-owned and operated casino in Swift Current is two-weeks ahead of schedule and will likely open for business earlier than expected, said Nekaneet First Nation Chief Alice Pahtayken.

Saskatchewan casino lawsuit dismissed

News Brief: A Queen's Bench justice has dismissed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit brought against the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the provincial government.

Dakota Dunes has strong opening

News Brief: Since its opening, Dakota Dunes Casino has experienced success, and has become an important part of the Whitecap Dakota community, according to casino officials.

New tribal council will share casino cash

News Brief: The new tribal council set to take over control of how North Battleford's Gold Eagle casino spends its profits says both Native and non-Native charity groups in the area will receive 'fair and equitable access to casino revenues.'

Battle over Saskatchewn gaming

News Brief: Legal action has been launched against the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and Chief Lawrence Joseph by the Battlefords Tribal Council and Gold Eagle Community Development Corporation over the handling of matter related to gaming.

Dakota Dunes Casino opens

News Brief: With the pounding of a drum, the singing of the Lightning Spirit musicians and the swish of grass dancers' elaborate costumes, staff dropped the curtain, and spectators milled in to catch their first glance of the Saskatchewan's newest and largest casino.

Emerald casino's closing marks end of era

News Brief: At midnight Saturday, the glazed glass doors of Saskatoon's Emerald Casino will slide shut on gamers for good, putting an end to patrons' routines, which sometimes stretch back decades.

Saskatchewan casino to close

News Brief: On Saturday at midnight, the Saskatoon's Emerald Casino will close its doors forever, and about 165 workers will lose their jobs there.

Lottery continues releasing winners' names

News Brief: Western Canada Lottery Corp., the agency responsible for administering lotteries on the Prairies, says it has no plans to stop releasing winners' information anytime soon.

Official: Tribes should dole out casino money

News Brief: A Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations executive member says accountability for casino spending should rest with First Nations governments.

Living Sky casino details revealed

News Brief: Additional details of the Living Sky Casino in Swift Current were unveiled during a ground breaking ceremony on April 20.

Saskatchwan gov't nixes more VLTs, but critics say problem gambling issue ignored

News Brief: The glow of video lottery terminals won't burn any brighter in Saskatchewan after the province said Friday it won't raise the cap on the number of machines allowed.

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