Newsom Signs New Gaming Compact With Redding Rancheria

A new gaming compact has been approved by the state that will allow Redding Rancheria to continue gambling activities at Win-River Casino for the next 25 years. The Governor signed a bill on Saturday that ratifies the compact. The bill had passed both legislative houses unanimously. It 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 the decision.