SIGA unveils its first sports bar at Dakota Dunes Casino
The 'immersive experience' could be replicated at further casinos
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) has officially opened its first sports bar at Dakota Dunes Casino in Saskatchewan.
The new ‘Seven Sports Bar’ allows players to bet on sports at the bar using SIGA’s online sports betting system, recently launched through PlayNow.com.
The platform only went live in the province last November but has already achieved “tremendous success” according to Paul Burns, President and CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA).
Commenting on the opening of the sports bar at Dakota Dunes, SIGA CEO Zane Hansen told MBC News: “We wanted to compliment PlayNow.com with a really immersive experience at our casinos.
“We wanted to bring in all of these state of the art viewing systems and really create something incredible for the customer.”
The new bar – which opened its doors for the first time last Tuesday – features seating, a full dining menu, several big screen televisions, and a jumbo 18x30ft television.
Hansen said the launch of online betting was the “foundation” for the sports bar’s completion, adding that there are plans to have similar venues at other casinos.
“Every floor will have a different space and availability in size, but there will be a whole formula we work around to elevate the standards for ourselves.”