Bear Claw Casino & Hotel

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Bear Claw Casino & Hotel
Location White Bear First Nations
near Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Canada
Opening date 1993
Total gaming space 2,800 m² (30,000 square foot)
Notable restaurants Growlers Restaurant and Lounge
Casino type Land
Owner Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority

Bear Claw Casino & Hotel is a small casino located on the White Bear First Nations near Moose Mountain Provincial Park and Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Canada. The 2,800 m2 (30,000 sq ft) facility includes a casino (with 132 slot machines and 4 table games), lounge and restaurant, a 35 room hotel, and stalls for campers.[1][2][3]

The Casino was the first casino in Saskatchewan operated by a native group to open in the province in 1993; at that time, it was caught up in a legal battle between the local first nations group and the province over jurisdiction.[4] Originally, the casino opened in 1993 in the club house of the White Bear Golf Course. It moved into its current location in 1996.[5]

In 2010, the 35-room hotel was fully renovated when taken over by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority and joined to the Casino facility.[6] After reopening in June 2010, this became the first hotel operated by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.

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  1. ^ About page
  2. ^ "Bear Claw Casino". Tourism Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  3. ^ "BEAR CLAW CASINO" (PDF). Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-01-11. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Bear Claw Casino To Open February 26 (FEBRUARY 1993 v22 n02 p01)". SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  5. ^ "WHITE BEAR FIRST NATION - Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan". University of Regina. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  6. ^ "Renovation at the Bear Claw Casino’s hotel is almost complete JUNE 18, 2010". Estevan Lifestyles. Archived from the original on 2011-05-08. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 

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