New 25 Years Gaming Compact Approved By Federal Bureau Of Indian Affairs

A new gaming compact between the state and Redding Rancheria has been approved by the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. This will allow the tribe to continue gambling activities at Win River Casino for the next 25 years. The Governor signed a bill in October that ratified the compact. The bill had passed both legislative houses unanimously, but it still required federal approval. The compact allows the machine and table games to continue at the current location, and also will allow for class III gaming at the proposed site next to Interstate 5. The tribe already owns the property, but the new casino and entertainment resort complex will only be built if the land is placed in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. That federal decision has not yet been made. The Redding City Council opposes the project while the Shasta County Board of Supervisors supports it. Neither the city nor the county have any authority over that decision.