SIGA Still Bringing In Big Profits, More Staff

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 14:09



Despite the economic slowdown, the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) posted record profits, and hired an additional 400 employees across the province over the last year.


The corporation posted a $67-million profit, smashing last year’s total of $60.2-million.


SIGA runs casinos in Prince Albert, North Battleford, Yorkton, Swift Current, the Whitecap Dakota First Nation and the White Bear First Nation.


A quarter of SIGA profits will go to a fund for community development corporations, with another quarter going to the government’s general revenue fund.


The other half goes to a First Nations trust fund.


First Nations people make up nearly two-thirds of the corporation employees.