SASKATCHEWAN - The $35-million Living Sky Casino in Swift Current opened its
doors this week as the eighth casino in Saskatchewan. The new casino is a joint
venture between the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority and the File Hills
Qu'appelle Tribal Council.
The casino is 50,000-square-feet with 220 slot machines, six game tables, a deli
and a restaurant. The Sky Centre will open next door in February with 576
theatre-style seating for performing arts and 200 banquet seats.
"The success of this casino will be broad and far-reaching," tribal council
chair Edmund Bellegarde said in a news release. "In addition to creating jobs,
it will generate important revenue for First Nations communities across
Profits from the casino are distributed to Saskatchewan First Nations. The
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority also operates casinos in Prince Albert,
Yorkton, North Battleford, White Bear First Nation and the Saskatoon area. The
Saskatchewan government runs its own casinos in Regina and Moose Jaw.
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