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Painted Hand Casino Opens to Public March 11

by NationTalk on February 8, 20091422 Views

MEDIA RELEASE
February 6, 2009
2009-02

Yorkton, SK – The new $30M Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton will officially open to the public March 11, 2009 at 10 PM.

“Our staff and our loyal customers are very excited about the new building,” said Curtis Standing, Painted Hand Casino General Manager, “The new facility will much better serve our established patron base, providing a comfortable and modern environment.”Since opening its doors for the first time on December 14, 1996, the Painted Hand Casino has become the number one entertainment spot in the Yorkton area. The new 43,000 sq. ft. facility will include 217 slots, 7 live table games, restaurant and multi-purpose room.

“It is our pleasure to present the first payment for the first month’s lease of this new facility,” said Zane Hansen, SIGA President and CEO. “As a tenant, this demonstrates SIGA’s commitment to First Nations economic development. It is another example of how SIGA is fulfilling its original mandate set out by the First Nations leaders of Saskatchewan.”

The Kahkewistahaw First Nation will be host site for the new multi-million dollar Painted Hand Casino located on Broadway Avenue in the west end of the city of Yorkton.

“Today’s presentation is very exciting for the partners in the project,” said Randy Sangwais, PHC Holdings Limited Partnership. “We have an excellent relationship with SIGA and look forward to the positive returns this economic development partnership will provide.”

SIGA operates six casinos in Prince Albert, North Battleford, Saskatoon, Swift Current,Yorkton and on the White Bear First Nation near Carlyle. As a non-profit First Nations owned company, 100% of profits are returned to SIGA’s beneficiaries.

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For more information, please contact:
Stephen Shaheen, Director of Communications & Media Relations
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, Central Office
Saskatoon, SK
306.291.7006

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