Redding Rancheria closer to relocating Win-River casino thanks to new California compact

Redding Rancheria closer to relocating Win-River casino thanks to new California compact

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  • Mike Mangas and Adam Robinson, KRCR-TV
October 2, 2023 8:35 PM
  • Mike Mangas and Adam Robinson, KRCR-TV

The Redding Rancheria has taken what the Winnemem Wintu call a “major step” toward moving Win-River casino, hotel and event center to tribe-owned property on Interstate 5. California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 854 (AB-854): a compact with the tribe for the next 25 years.

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Redding Rancheria CEO Tracy Edwards says it’s a major step toward re-location on I-5, just south of South Bonnyview Road, and she speaks confidently…

The final decision on re-locations is on the federal level, with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and that hasn’t been issued yet.

Another part of the just-approved compact with the state, the tribe will give money directly to local-governments, rather than to the state to distribute, which Edwards says hasn’t been happening