FSIN Taking Control of On-reserve Gaming

Monday, March 15, 2004 at 14:43



An official with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations says on-reserve gaming is well on its way to

being overseen by a newly created First Nations regulatory body.


It was just months ago that Indigenous Gaming Regulators was created and vice chief Lawrence Joseph says forty different First Nations have already contacted the FSIN expressing a desire to have it replace the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority.


Joseph says a strategic plan is already in place and everything from table games to lotteries and bingos could soon be under the IGR’s control.


One thing that won’t be coming under the watch of IGR is slot machines. Joseph says that’s because VLTs are owned by the Saskatchewan government.