November 29, 2016
An application has been submitted to the Bureau Of Indian Affairs as a request to put land into trust for the Redding Rancheria tribe. This is the second attempt. The tribe wants to move the Win-River Resort and Casino to a different location that is 1.6 miles from the current location.
If approved, a new casino resort would be developed and the current casino building would be transformed into a different purpose.
The tribe wants to build a 140,000 square foot casino and a hotel with 250 guest rooms. There will also be shops and a convention center. It would be located on 232 acres.
In 2003 the first request to move location was submitted with the Bureau Of Indian Affairs. The tribe then filled with the court after the request was denied.
Last week the United States Court Of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit in San Francisco ruled that the move would not violate the governing Indian Gaming Regulatory Act's Section 20. The land should be considered to be placed into trust. The ruling will allow for the tribe to resubmit an application.
In 1983 the Redding Rancheria was given recognition by the federal government. Nearly 10 years later the Win-River Resort And Casino opened.
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