Redding Rancheria celebrates 20th anniversary of its casino

The Redding Rancheria of California is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Win-River Casino.

The tribe opened a small bingo hall in 1988, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. Class III gaming came in 1993 after a $2.7 million renovation of the facility.

Since then, the tribe has spent $40 million on an expansion that opened in 2005. Another $40 million expansion that includes a hotel is due to open in January 2014.

“It’s kind of surreal. Each morning as I drive in to go to work, I sit in the parking lot to finish my cup of coffee as I watch the hotel construction. I often think about how much we have changed in the last 20 years,” general manager Gary Hayward, a tribal member, told The Anderson Valley Post.

The expansion will add another 55 jobs to the casino, bringing the total number of employees to more than 400, the paper said.

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