The White Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan chose to charge ahead and launched its Canadian online casino, Northern Bear.
The Northern Bear Casino on the GEOBet Tribal Gambling Network went live despite breaking the Canadian gambling laws according to the government. Donna Harpauer, the minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority stated this week that any online casino would be deemed illegal, despite of being operated by a First Nation tribe.
Bernard Shepherd, a and ex First Nation leader and present chief executive officer for Northern Bear Casino informed: “After almost 20 years of successful First Nations owned and operated Casinos in Saskatchewan, I decided to become an owner/operator because I believe First Nations need to Occupy the Field of online gambling.”
The Northern Bear Casino which is governed by the new Wapi-Maskwa iGaming Act developed by Shepherd and his associates.
Shepherd commented: “I will be operating under the same Inherent, Treaty, Constitutional and Sovereign rights as when I opened the first Indian Casino in Canada on February 26, 1993.”
The ex First Nations chief added: “Our Forefathers traded globally 100 plus years ago and Entrepreneurship has been in our DNA for 10,000 plus years, this is what November 6, 2012 is going to stand for.”
GEObet Network chief executive officer Gerry Gionet commented: “In addition to operating one of the finest online casinos in the market, GEObet Network’s goal is to unite tribal gaming in the virtual world by offering a turnkey, live online casino to First Nations and Tribes in North America .”
Northern Bear launched on the GEObet Gambling Network, operated internationally by Olympian Trading Limited . The website, offering sportsbook activities, Canadian online poker Canadian online poker and casino games, is licensed in Curacao , Malta and Kahnawake.