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Saskatchewan government selling casinos to First Nations: NDP

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REGINA - The Opposition says the Saskatchewan government has made a deal to sell Casino Regina and Casino Moose Jaw to the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.

The NDP says in a news release that the government gave the Opposition a briefing on the sale last Thursday, but wouldn't provide a copy of the memorandum of understanding.

The New Democrats say the government said the sale price would be between $100 million and $200 million.

NDP Leader Cam Broten (BRO'-tin) says the government should release full details of the agreement.

Broten also says legislation protecting Crown corporations sets out conditions before the casinos can be sold — including public consultations and a 90-day window after the next provincial election before a sale.

Aboriginal leaders in Saskatchewan have said for years that all the province's casinos should have a single operator and they want to be the ones at the table.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140210/saskatchewan-government-selling-casinos-first-nations-ndp