CALGARY - Hundreds lined up for the 4 p.m. grand opening today of the
$40-million Grey Eagle Casino on the Tsuu T'ina Nation.
Chief Sanford Big Plume said "the opening is only the beginning for the nation,
providing necessary money for its people. We now have resources where we can
create programs. We can get our children going to schools, to institutions."
84,000 sq. ft. of gaming space
600 slot machines
59 gaming tables
1,100 parking spaces
Two non-smoking sections in its restaurant
24-hour poker room
Grey Eagle Casino will allow smoking even after a provincial smoking ban comes
into effect January 1st. This may impact other gambling halls with a 15%
decrease in business, according to the general manager of the Silver Dollar
Tsuu T'ina Nation www.tsuutina.ca
Tsuu T'ina means "a great number of people". Their territory is located on the
Indian reserve Tsuu T'ina Nation 145 adjacent to the southwest Calgary city
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