California: Redding Rancheria approved by feds to relocate casino

California: Redding Rancheria approved by feds to relocate casino

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  • Michele Chandler, Redding Record Searchlight
July 9, 2024 8:05 PM
  • Michele Chandler, Redding Record Searchlight

The Redding Rancheria said it has gotten the federal approval needed to move forward with a controversial plan to expand and relocate the tribe’s Win-River Resort and Casino to prime freeway frontage property along the Sacramento River. The U.S. Department of the Interior on July 1 issued its decision to transfer the Rancheria-owned Sacramento River-front land just south of Redding on Interstate 5 into federal trust status for gaming purposes, the Rancheria said in a statement on Tuesday.

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The tribe first announced in 2016 that it planned to relocate its Win-River Casino to the area known as Strawberry Fields in Churn Creek Bottom near Redding’s southern border.