Updated casino to be revealed next week

By Geoff Lee

June 8, 2017 12:00 AM

The Lloydminster casino to be operated by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is just about shovel ready.
SIGA and its development partners at the Border Tribal Council and Little Pine First Nation are holding an official sod turning ceremony at the site on June 12 with a lunch to follow.
“We will be unveiling the updated casino rendering at that time,” said Melody Lynch, SIGA’s director of communications in a media advisory.
The first phase of the casino project will include a gas bar and convenience store, which has been under construction since last fall with Little Pine Business Developments Inc., as a development partner.
A draft casino plan, unveiled last fall in Lloydminster, showed a 120 room hotel to be built with Border Tribal Council as the development partner.
The official sod turning will start at 11 a.m. at the construction site on the northeast corner of Highway 16 and 40 Ave., Featuring a site dedication, updated development plans, and a construction timeline.
“This occasion will celebrate the official ground-breaking for SIGA’s seventh casino and the positive partnerships between the FSIN, Border Tribal Council, Little Pine First Nation, City of Lloydminster and SIGA, that are making this development a reality,” said SIGA, in a release.
The sod turning ceremony will be followed by a luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. at the Days Inn.
The sod turning follows a development partnership agreement on a long-term casino lease announced in Lloydminster on May 11.

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