Lloydminster, Alberta is well on its way to welcome a brand new casino facility which is projected to elevate the casino field in the region and attract a significant crowd with its gambling offerings available on site. It has been recently confirmed that construction work on site is going according to plan and the new venue is going to be able to welcome its first casino patrons in the foreseeable future.
Gold Horse Casino has been among the widely discussed topics across the province as it is set to bring a breath of fresh air to the casino field of the region. Its management is going to be overseen by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, making it a tribal casino complex. It could be recalled that November 2017 saw the long-anticipated green light given to the proposed project which aims to upgrade the gaming field of Alberta.
Border Casino Set to Attract Players of Botch Provinces
This project amounts to some CA$20 million, striving to bring only the best to the local community and be able to attract casino enthusiast from near and far. According to the previously issued details around the casino venue, it is going to meet the high expectations of players with its 250 slot devices available on site in addition to eight gaming tables. These specifications define it as a relatively small casino venue, but this does not mean it is making any compromises with the quality.
The facility is spanning over 30,000 square feet, situated at Highway 16 and 40th Avenue. This is making it a location with a lot of potential, as it will provide the venue with a constant flow of individuals and future casino patrons. It also means that players from neighboring Saskatchewan will also find it appealing, due to its proximity to the border between the two provinces. This October brought the news that the construction work on site was at its final stages at this point.
Back then the finishing touches to the exterior of the venue were being put, but work on the interior continued with full throttle. Recently it was announced that the bar area on site, the main hall, as well as the zones providing various food offerings, were nearing completion. In addition to that, the kitchen and dining venue of the location were also at their final stages of construction.
Details about the Casino Project
All this points to the casino venue welcoming its first guests in the upcoming weeks, possibly before the spring of 2019. The project itself is the result of a prolonged partnership between 12 of the First Nations working in unison. The land on which the casino project is going to rise belongs to Little Pine First Nation, but the property itself will be overseen by Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. Roger Anderson has already been appointed to the position of General Manager of the new casino venue.
Up until now, he has been overseeing Gold Eagle Casino in Saskatchewan as its Senior Operations Manager. Future Gold Horse Casino has already commenced recruiting individuals willing to join the workforce and be employed at the new premium location. The job interviews commenced this May. The month of October saw the most recent interviews which saw more than 500 individuals making their way to the congregation.
The closest casino venue currently in operation within the borders of Alberta is Casino Dene which is situated in Cold Lake, about a two-hour drive from Lloydminster. Due to the distance between the two venues, there are no concerns about field cannibalization for the time being. First Nations will benefit immensely from the gambling venue operation in the foreseeable future.