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Northern Bear Casino goes online.

On Nov. 6, the Northern Bear Casino went online on the GEObet Tribal Gaming Network. The provincial government said it would monitor the operation of the online casino to check out the legalities. Provincial approval is required by Canadian gambling laws and the province has not given the go-ahead to the venture. "I'm establishing our jurisdiction," said Bernie Shepherd, CEO of Northern. The online casino is being run by the White Bear First Nation. "We have inherent rights - treaty rights and constitutional rights. In our minds, this is legal." Shepherd said the new casino was an opportunity to provide jobs and create revenue for the First Nation.

Compiled by Shari Narine

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Title Annotation:YEAR IN REVIEW
Author:Narine, Shari
Publication:Saskatechewan Sage
Date:Feb 1, 2013
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