August 30, 2012 Tsuu Tina Nation, Alberta, Canada The GEObet Gambling Network is pleased to announce that it is currently exploring opportunities with Saskatchewan First Nations to develop an online gaming solution that will extend the reach of the Saskatchewan First Nation Gaming network operated in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
GEObet has made several presentations, including to the recent Special Indian Gaming Assembly in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. All parties are confident that agreements will meet and exceed Saskatchewan First Nations’ expectations of igaming.
“We are exploring online opportunities in order to create revenue for our communities and provide business and employment opportunities for our members. We are doing this by exercising our Inherent and Constitutional rights” said Bernie Shepherd, the former Chief of the White Bear First Nation and the driving force behind the first Indian owned land-based casino (1993) in Canada.
First Nations casinos in Saskatchewan entertain more than 4 million guests annually.
“First Nation casinos can’t afford to lose their many land-based casino customers to offshore online operators,” said GEObet CEO Gerry Gionet, the successful First Nations entrepreneur who is the founder of the GEObet Gambling Network. “So we’ve developed a turnkey igaming solution that will enable Saskatchewan First Nations to get up and running online as quickly and smoothly as possible.”
Commenting on the recent developments in the U.S., Shepherd said: “The draft igaming bill is a positive and unified step on behalf of our southern relatives who are on the path of self-governance and self-sustainability. The entrepreneurial spirit remains strong in the indigenous people of North America and gaming / gambling is an inherent part of our society dating back thousands of years. The success of the regional tribal casinos and their professional operations has lead to this commons sense approach and is the right approach to extending First Nation gaming businesses into the online world with the same rights and freedoms that other industries enjoy.”
The GEObet Gambling Network offers a simple solution to a network of tribal and independent casino operators to compliment and extend their land-based casino operations, enabling them to immediately start moving their land-based casino customers online. The GEObet turnkey igaming solution includes igaming products assembled from the industry’s leading online games suppliers.