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Alberta Casino Highlights Native Culture

23 August 2006

EDMONTON, Alberta – As reported by the Edmonton Journal: "The new River Cree Resort and Casino includes tasteful references to First Nations culture while avoiding any exploitation of sacred symbols.

"The $180-million development, at 215th Street and 79th Avenue, includes a round casino whose shape suggests 'the circle of life,' says Robert Morin, president of Enoch Community Developments Corporation.

"…The project has three related components: A nine-storey, 256-room hotel; an ice arena with two NHL-size rinks; and the casino with 600 slot machines and 40 table games plus a 12-table poker room.

"This is a joint venture of Enoch Community Developments Corporation, owned by Enoch Cree Nation, and Paragon Gaming of Las Vegas -- an international casino developer and operator…"

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