Of note.Following is a summary of impacts associated with the Saskatchewan Indian GamingAuthority's downtown Saskatoon Saskatoon (săskətn`), city (1991 pop. 186,058), S central Sask., Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River. casino proposal, as determined by prominent Saskatchewan consultant Derek Murray
Derek Murray is an Irish Gaelic footballer who plays for Dublin and Round Towers (C). .
* Saskatoon is currently the only major Prairie city Prairie City may refer to:
It may contain one or more tourist attractions or visitor attractions and possibly some "tourist traps". casino.
* Casino Regina Casino Regina, the former Union Station, is a grand tyndall and ashlar stone structure located on Saskatchewan Drive in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Union Station was constructed in 1911-12 and was actually Regina's third train station; the first is now a museum in Broadview, has undergone major expansion; visitation has grown from 1.2 million to more than 1.8 million visitors annually.
* Saskatoon has larger local and tourist markets than Regina, making a conservative estimate for Saskatoon's proposed casino 2 million visitors annually.
Tourism Market Impact
* An estimated 35.8 per cent of the casino's visitors will be tourists -- 722,000 tourist visitors annually.
* The downtown Saskatoon casino will be Saskatchewan's top visitor and tourist attraction Noun 1. tourist attraction - a characteristic that attracts tourists
attractive feature, magnet, attractor, attracter, attraction - a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts; "flowers are an attractor for bees" .
* The casino will account for $36.6 million annually in direct and indirect tourism expenditure.
* Between 685 and 1,066 person-years of employment created.
* $24 million to $37.3 million in labor income.
Annual Casino Operating Impacts
* $97.6 million in direct and indirect expenditure impact.
* 1,066 jobs.
* $31 million in labor income.
Annual Tourism Industry Impacts
* 731 jobs.
* $14.6 million in labor income.
Other Community Impacts
* $3.7 million annually in municipal government revenue.
* $5.75 million annually to Community Development Corporations.