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Sand Hills Casino

Sand Hills Casino is Manitoba’s third First-Nations-owned casino. Located in western Manitoba on Swan Lake First Nation, the popular tourist attraction features a ranch-themed gaming area, restaurant and sports lounge.

The casino is a pre-fabricated metal building designed with a country-ranch style motif, clad with board-and-batten style paneling. The large sloped roof at the front entrance creates a distinctive Western feel, which is reinforced through the implementation of rustic timber accent details and prominent use of earth tones.

Large suspended replica wagon wheels hover above the space, adding interest to the gaming areas, while the distinctive exterior copper-painted roof distinguishes the casino from its surroundings, drawing attention to the venue as both a landmark and destination.

The casino, which has a capacity of up to 1,025 patrons, also includes the Dunes restaurant and Oasis Lounge with a live performance stage. The first phase of the project (Sand Hills Casino) was completed in June, 2014. The casino was developed and managed by Hemisphere Gaming from Minnesota, which is optimistic regarding a possible future phase of construction to include additional amenities such as a conference centre, hotel and swimming pool on the site.

Location: Carberry, MB
Hemisphere Development Group
Number TEN's Role: Design Consultant
Size: 30,989 sq. ft.
Completed: 2014