SLGA is responsible for the regulation of casino gaming in the province and has oversight of the slot machines and dice games in SIGA casinos.
There are eight casinos in the province, including six First Nations casinos operated by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA). First Nations gaming in Saskatchewan is conducted through an agreement between the provincial government and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN). The FSIN formed SIGA to operate the casinos on its behalf.
SIGA operates the Gold Eagle Casino in North Battleford; Northern Lights Casino in Prince Albert; Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton; Bear Claw Casino on the White Bear First Nation near Carlyle; Dakota Dunes Casino on the Whitecap Dakota First Nation south of Saskatoon; and the Living Sky Casino in Swift Current.
Net profits from SIGA casinos are split, with 50 per cent of net revenues provided to the First Nations Trust and 25 per cent to the provincial government’s General Revenue Fund. The remaining 25 per cent is directed to Community Development Corporations.
As required by the Criminal Code of Canada, SLGA owns the slot machines located in SIGA casinos. SLGA is responsible for the operation of slot machines and dice games in the casinos. SLGA also provides advice and direction to SIGA in a variety of areas including governance, financial management, policies and procedures and organizational development.
SaskGaming, a provincial Crown corporation, operates Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw. Net profits from SGC casinos are split, with 50 per cent of revenues retained by the government’s General Revenue Fund, 25 per cent provided to the First Nations Trust and 25 per cent provided to the Community Initiatives Fund.
All Saskatchewan casinos offer table games, slot machines and dice games.