Saturday August 30, 2014




Casino big win

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The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is pleased to announce the largest prize ever to be received from a SIGA Casino, after one of our players won the Smoke Signals progressive slot jackpot on March 6, 2014 at Northern Lights Casino in Prince Albert.

“We are very excited to present this landmark payout to one of our lucky patrons,” says Zane Hansen, President and CEO of SIGA. “The excitement this jackpot has generated at our casinos has been tremendous. On behalf of SIGA, I would like to congratulate Doris Staflund on her big win!”

Doris Staflund, is a registered nurse from Prince Albert, SK and she was at the Northern Lights Casino on her way home from an appointment when she decided to stop in and play $20. She hit the $1,159,434.80 jackpot!

“SIGA Casinos have added one more millionaire to the province with this Smoke Signals Jackpot win of $1,159,434.80. This is a historical jackpot for both SIGA Casinos and Saskatchewan as it is one of the largest slot machine prizes ever won here.”

Richard Ahenakew, General Manager of the Northern Lights Casino

The last time SIGA had a payout close to this size was in 2011 at the Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton. A retired farmer from the small town of Canora, SK won $985,969.

Smoke Signals is SIGA’s largest progressive jackpot. It is a wide-area progressive that links slot machines from all six SIGA casinos. It starts at $250,000 and builds (“progresses”) as people play, until someone wins the major jackpot.

In the spring of 2014 patrons will see the renewal of 44 existing machines that make up the Smoke Signals bank, and see a change in the physical structure of the Smoke Signal progressives. For patrons this will mean new exciting games and the opportunity to leave our casinos winning big.


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