Plans for a new casino have been given the go-ahead by authorities in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
Officials gave their conditional approval for the new property – to be located in the city of Lloydminster, on the Saskatchewan-Alberta border – earlier last month. However, the local community is to be consulted before any construction work commences.
“There needs to be proper consultation through the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority as well as the community,” Don McMorris, minister for the provincial Liquor and Gaming Authority. “Once that’s complete, they’ll put a formal request into SLGA that will ask for the construction of a casino in that area.”
The consultation process has been forecast to last several months before a definitive decision is reached. If given final approval, the new casino would bring the total number of casinos in Saskatchewan up to nine.
The new proposed property would be relatively modest in size, offering up to five table games and 250 slot machines.
“That’s not large compared to some of the other casinos,” McMorris added. “But there is also that whole market on the Alberta side, for sure, that it would be able to tap in to. That’s what makes it attractive.”