Kansas Woman Wins $1.5M Slots Jackpot

One lucky Kansas lady is counting her blessings after taking down a slot machine jackpot worth $1.5 million. On October 23rd, Doreen Reid from Cowley County was visiting the Gold Eagle Casino in North Battleford, Canada when she decided to give the Smoke Signals slot machine a spin.
The slot is linked to 52 other slot machines located on six separate First Nations casinos across the province, all of which are overseen by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA). The biggest mystery jackpot that can be won on the Smoke Signals slots has a minimum payout of $1 million, and can reach as high as $2 million before being released.
After feeding the machine for a while, Mrs Reid soon struck the incredible jackpot and now has had her bank account boosted by a life-changing $1.5 million. Commenting on the win, SIGA president Zane Hansen, explained:
“On behalf of the Board and employees of SIGA and the Gold Eagle Casino, we would like to formally congratulate Doreen Reid and welcome her to SIGA’s Millionaires’ Club.”
The sentiment was similarly reflected in a statement made by SIGA’s General Manager Kelly Atcheynum, who said that the whole casino staff were “thrilled for Doreen on her big win.”
A total of $8.5 million has so far been won on the Smoke Signals slot machine, and following Mrs Reid’s huge payday the slot machine jackpot has now been reset to $1 million.
Following the passing of the First Nations Gaming Act in 1995, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations set-up the Saskatchewan Indian gaming Authority (SIGA) to help oversee their gaming industry and “develop guidelines and regulations for the further definition of any provision of the Act”. Currently, Saskatchewan First Nation Casinos run eight gambling venues, two of which are non-native casinos. The others include Bear Claw Casino and Hotel, Dakota Dunes Casino, Gold Eagle Casino, Living Sky Casino & Sky Centre, Northern Lights Casino and the Painted Hand Casino.

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