The GEObet Tribal Gambling Network - Northern Bear Casino just made its online debut as the rest of the poker world spins around the relaunch of Full Tilt Poker. At 9:00 a.m. (PST) on November 6, northernbearcasino.com stepped into history as the first tribal website to offer online gambling.
“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,” said Bernard Shepherd, CEO of NorthernBearCasino.com. “I’ll be operating under the same Inherent, Treaty, Constitutional and Sovereign rights as when I opened the first Indian Casino in Canada on Feb. 26, 1993. 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.”
The governing body for the Northern Bear Casino will be Wapi-Maskwa iGamimg Act and the site operation will be part of the GEObet Tribal Gambling Network. A shared player base is expected once other tribal gaming interest follow in Northern Bear Casino's footsteps.
“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,” Gerry Gionet, CEO of GEObet Network said.The site offers casino games, sports, and poker, and is licensed internationally in Curacao, Malta and Kahnawake. "Our poker software is a huge hit with online poker fans, and is available for both PC Windows and Mac OSX," according to a statement on the site. "All of your favorite games are available including Texas Holdem, Omaha, 7 Card Stud, Razz, Badugi and 5 Card Draw."