Dakota Dunes Casino
|Dakota Dunes Casino|
|Location||Whitecap, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Address||204 Dakota Dunes Way|
|Opening date||August 2007|
|Owner||Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority|
Dakota Dunes Casino, is a casino located on land belong to the Whitecap First Nation, south of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada along Saskatchewan Highway 219. The 84,000 sq. ft facility includes a Casino (with 500 slot machines, 14 table games), multi-purpose rooms, and restaurant opened in 2007 at a cost of $27 Million Canadian. The casino is attached to the Dakota Dunes Golf Links 18 hole Golf Course.
In 2010, the casino released plans for a $25 Million Canadian expansion to add a spa, expanded convention facilities and a 161-room hotel. It was announced that construction was expected to start in the spring of 2011.
Teepee of Light
The Teepee of Light consists of seven 4000-watt spot lights that at night project into the night sky to form a light effect in the shape of a teepee.
Dakota Dunes Golf Links
The 18 hole golf course opened to the public on April 30, 2004. The golf course was designed by Graham Cooke. The golf course hosts the Dakota Dunes Casino Open on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour.
Controversy Over Banning Star Phoenix Reporters
On April 2, 2008, StarPhoenix was threatened with a ban from covering Press Conferences at the Casino over reporter Betty Ann Adam investigating a story about the re-instatement of previously dismissed staff member at the casino.