Aseneskak Casino in Manitoba

The Aseneskak Casino in Manitoba will close and be relocated

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The Aseneskak Casino in Manitoba, Canada is to be closed and relocated near Winnipeg.

The Pas, a twon in Manitoba, Canada, has lost three of its main employers during the period of just a few weeks. The latest of employees that leaves the area is The Aseneskak Casino in Manitoba, a gaming venue that is to move its premises closer to Winnipeg, as it was stated in a Friday announcement issued by the casino’s operator.

The Aseneskak Casino in Manitoba opened back in 2002 and it employs 147 workers. The gaming venue is located in Opaskwayak Cree Nation territory adjacent The Pas. Spokesperson for the casino ststed that the operators will relocate the casino to a larger market in the province, for instance at Assiniboia. Suzanne Barbeau-Bracegirdle, The Aseneskak Casino in Manitoba’s CEO noted that the casino isn’t successful in its current location and that is why it will close in two years.

Suzanne Barbeau-Bracegirdle, The Aseneskak Casino:

“The market just isn’t here. We have 600 game machines that we can use [but] we are presently using only 172. We are only using six table games and we have the capacity for 30,” as reported by CBC News. The casino’s CEO added, “We have to look at the economic benefit of the casino, which is a business that’s run by six First Nations. We want to make sure they get their investment,”

Before the relocation, the province must first accept the move in writing, stated Heather Stefanson, the minister responsible for the Manitoba Liquor and Gaming Authority.

Heather Stefanson, the minister responsible for the Manitoba Liquor and Gaming Authority:

“Aseneskak Casino has a Gaming Agreement with the government of Manitoba and the Manitoba Liquor and Gaming Authority,” and, “The number, size and location of casinos are negotiated between First Nations and the provincial government.”

According to the casino’s CEO, the casino’s current 150 employees and staff, who are mostly from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation, have been already invited by the company to move along with the venue and she hopes that some will do so.

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