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Win-River Casino Granted Historic Relocation Approval from DOI

The landmark decision of the Department of Interior puts an end to a process that was ongoing for nearly 20 years, permitting the Redding Rancheria to relocate their venue near Interstate 5

Recognized as a leading gaming and entertainment destination, Win-River Resort and Casino, offers a wide range of table games and slot machines. Bingo, poker, as well as amenities such as restaurants are also available for visitors of the hotel casino resort near Redding in California.

For years, the federally recognized tribe, the Redding Rancheria, has been trying to relocate the Win-River Casino to a new area. Earlier this week, those efforts marked a major step forward as Redding Rancheria secured an approval for the transfer of its property to a new location.

As announced by KRCR, the federally recognized tribe was granted approval by the Department of the Interior (DOI) for the relocation of the casino property to an area along Interstate 5.

The formal approval allows the Redding Rancheria to relocate the Win-River Casino to tribe-owned land with federal trust status. The historic approval allows the land to be used for gaming purposes. More importantly, the DOI’s decision puts an end to efforts that have been ongoing for nearly two decades.

Despite the green light from the DOI, the Redding Rancheria is yet to confirm when a groundbreaking may begin. This is because the project has previously faced opposition. It is unclear whether local organizations opposing the project may try to challenge the recent decision.

The historic approval from the DOI comes after an extensive review of the tribe’s proposed casino relocation plans. Experts with the agency conducted an analysis of the social, environmental, as well as economic impact of the casino that is expected to transfer to a location along Interstate 5.

The Tribe, Excited to Finally Secure Approval for the Casino Relocation

The Redding Rancheria thanked the DOI for its dedication and hard work that resulted in the approval of the relocation of the Win-River Casino. Moreover, the tribe wrote: “We also thank key congressional representatives, the State of California – especially the Governor’s Office and Assembly Member Ramos, Shasta County, the City of Shasta Lake, and the many tribal nations that have supported us along the way.”

Last but not least, the Redding Rancheria thanked all of its employees, members and communities that supported it throughout the extensive casino relocation process.

We extend special gratitude to the DOI, its leadership and staff for its hard work, thorough analysis and ultimate approval of our casino relocation project,

reads a statement released by the Redding Rancheria

Unless the tribe’s plan faces other pushbacks, it is expected to develop a 70,000-square-foot casino along with a hotel offering nearly 300 rooms. Additional amenities are expected to include restaurants, a conference and convention center, as well as shopping outlets.

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