Win-River Casino Expansion

For nearly five years, the Redding Rancheria has been pushing to build a massive new casino in Shasta County. These efforts have been formally, and unanimously, opposed by the Shasta County Board of Supervisors, the Redding City Council and thousands of local Shasta County residents.

These are the facts about their proposal:

The Proposal:

In 2016, Redding Rancheria began the process of approving the development a 232-acre plot of land to replace and expand the current Win River Casino.

The proposed development includes:

 

  • 69,000+ Sq. Ft. Casino

  • 250-room Hotel

  • Convention Center & Event Space

  • 130,000 sq. ft. Retail Center

  • Parking Structure with 2,600+ spaces

 

The site is located 1.6 miles northeast of the existing casino, nearly 2 miles southeast of downtown Redding, just off the Bonnyview exit on Interstate 5. The plot sits right on the bank of the Sacramento River and is bordered by over 200 residential homes.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has published an over 5,000-page Draft Environmental Impact Statement that identifies numerous potential issues. The BIA has the sole discretion to approve or deny this proposal with little local oversight. 

The Effects:​

  • Disrupt Neighborhoods with light and noise pollution from features including an Outdoor Amphitheater
     

  • Threaten Endangered Species along the Sacramento River including the Bald Eagle
     

  • 13,500 Addition Daily Trips on I-5
     

  • Unfair Competition for local businesses who will have to compete with Tax-Free retailers
     

  • Increase Urban Sprawl into agricultural and residential zoned land
     

  • Decrease Property value around project area

Our Efforts so Far:

  • Over 6,000 Coalition Members - Over 6,000 Shasta County residents have joined our effort to oppose this project.
     

  • Over 2,000 Calls and Letters Sent - Our coalition members have been engaging our elected officials urging them to stand with our community and formally oppose the expansion.
     

  • No More Amphitheater - Thanks to our efforts the Redding Rancheria has officially removed the outdoor amphitheater from their proposal.
     

  • Redding City Council Unanimously Opposes Project - Mayor Julie Winter said she has never seen as many letters and calls as the Council did from us. Thanks to all those efforts they unanimously voted to formally oppose the expansion. 
     

  • Shasta County Board of Supervisors Unanimously Oppose Project - During their deliberations, many of the County Supervisors cited our concerns as the reason they are opposing the project. 

Contact us:
info@speakupshasta.org
(530) 722-6707