After the recent modernization of Casino Regina, Sask Gaming is now in the spotlight on Casino Moose Joe. Recently, the company announced plans to invest approximately CA$5,000,000 in gaming amenities for much-needed renovations. This will be the first substantial facelift for the building since it was launched more than 20 years ago.
Casino Regina and Casino Moosejo’s latest renovation project is part of the Saskatchewan Crown Corporation, which plans C$2.1 billion in 2023-24. The goal is to enhance system security and reliability, better serve customers, and support the local economy. Moose Joe will remain open during maintenance, but tarpaulin will cover the area under construction.
In May, Brian Miller, head of communications at Sask Gaming, announced that the casino’s $5 million renovation would begin in late June. According to him, once completed, the property will provide customers with a brighter, more welcoming, and more convenient environment. The game regulator predicts that the construction will run until early 2024.
Mr. Miller explained that once the casino’s renovation is completed, it will essentially put an end to the company’s five-year modernization plan. The casino upgrade will focus on gaming and food and beverage amenities and will see the installation of brighter lights, new carpets and enhanced floor plans to help guests navigate smoother.
According to local data, Casino Moose Joe had an average of about 38,000 customers per month last year. Mr Miller said he wanted to see the renovated casino stay on the cutting edge of gambling entertainment in the provinces and reflect regulators’ commitment to provide much-needed upgrades to casino venues.
In addition, the representative said anyone who has recently been to Casino Regina will know what to expect from modernization in Moosejo. As has already been mentioned, this will be the first major remuneration in casinos since it opened in 2002. The previous payoff was in 2009 when the casino floor was expanded.
Casino Regina closed its event center for repairs in January 2023. However, the closure was temporary as the venue resumed work at the end of March. According to Shannah Schulhauser, head of communications at Sask Gaming, this was the last step in the casino’s renovation. Crown invested approximately CA$5.5 million worth of upgrades in the property.
Before that, the casino received some accessibility complaints because some customers of the building with accessibility problems say the casino does not always welcome them. One of the customers explained that his wife had to walk through the main gate and walk the entire building to reach the show lounge.