Saskatchewan is making history by launching the province’s first tribal online gaming platform. The decision was made after the province, and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) modified their Gaming Framework agreement, made space for the gaming site’s launch.

The site should go online in 2022, and the organization behind it will be the non-profit Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. This operator has experience in the gaming niche thanks to seven casinos it’s currently running. Apart from online casino games, the website will also offer sports betting.

The chief of FSIN, Bobby Cameron, is proud to be a part of the first-of-its-kind deal regarding iGaming in Canada. He emphasized how hard everyone worked to reach this point and how beneficial the deal would be to 74 First Nations communities.

The Saskatchewan Gaming Authority is also proud that it participates in writing history. Its chair chief, Reginald Bellerose, says he is overjoyed with SIGA playing the leading role in introducing online gaming to First Nations.

The provincial minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, Jim Reiter, also mentioned how important the agreement was in terms of revenue, job opportunities, and the province’s overall development. After all, FSIN has been helping First Nation people for over 25 years by offering jobs and financial stability through land-based casino venues.

As per the deal’s amendment, online casinos can legally operate in the region, and the profit will be shared 50/50 between the province and the FSIN. The money from online gaming will be spent on health, justice, recreation, economic, and social development programmes.

The minister in charge of the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation, Don Morgan, stated that the new gaming website would be a properly regulated, safe, and secure platform that will operate in compliance with the existing responsible gaming rules.