About Bear Claw Casino and Hotel
Bear Claw Casino and Hotel is situated on the White Bear First Nations in Moose Mountains Saskatchewan, Canada and is currently owned by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. The casino operates every day of the week and the 30 000 sq. ft. venue hosts not only a hotel and casino but a banquet hall, meeting room, a restaurant, lounge, gift shop, outdoor camper stalls, an outdoor event area and more.
Bear Claw Casino and Hotel employs over one hundred local residents and provides a friendly and welcoming environment for all visitors and players. The casino sees players from all over the province and from as far as Manitoba and the northern states of the USA.
The History of Bear Claw
Bear Claw Casino and Hotel was the very first casino, operated by a native group, to open in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1993. The venue was originally situated on the White Bear First Nations Golf Course in the group’s club house but in 1996 the casino and hotel moved to its current location. At the time there was a contentious battle over jurisdiction and casino activities between the First Nations Group and the provincial government.
Since then Bear Claw Casino and Hotel has been running successfully but in 2010 the hotel was renovated when the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority took over operations. It was then the first hotel ever to be operated by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.
The Bear Claw Casino Features
The large casino gaming floor at the Bear Claw Casino and Hotel is home to over one hundred ticket in ticket out slot machines and a small selection of live table games. The casino also features Growlers Restaurant which serves a breakfast menu and a full menu for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is open every day of the week from 8am to 9pm.
The Bear Necessities gift shop is available at the casino as well as a stage for live entertainment. A free shuttle service to and from the casino is also available.
What the Bear Claw Hotel Offers
The Bear Claw Casino and Hotel features thirty five hotel rooms including queen rooms, king junior executive suites and executive suites. The hotel rooms offer a desk and chair, free coffee on a daily basis as well as a coffee maker, free Wi-Fi and satellite television, in door climate control, an iron and ironing board, a hairdryer and more.
The hotel also provides a banquet hall and a meeting room. These are called Mistahi-Maskwa and Apisci-Maskwa which means big bear room and little bear room respectively.
The big bear room is 3 400 sq. ft. and seats 125 for banqueting purposes and 200 for theatre purposes. The room hosts any sort of event from weddings to annual meetings and provides a full catering service and equipment for audio visual purposes.
The little bear room provides a board room type of environment where meetings or small events can take place. The room offers seating for up to 15 people and provides all the necessary technology that may be required for business.