SACRAMENTO – The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the compact
amendment between the state of California and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok
Indians to allow a maximum of 5,000 Class III slot machines at the Red Hawk
Casino. The approval opens the way for the casino to open to the public on
December 17th. The initial number of slots will be 2,000. In addition there will
be 75 table games, a high stakes gaming room, and a non-smoking gaming area.
In return for increased number of slots machines, the Shingle Springs Tribe will share revenues from the slots with the State based on a sliding scale from 20 percent to 25 percent. The Tribe will also contribute $4.6 million per year to the Revenue Sharing Trust Fund, which pays up to $1.1 million each year to non-gaming tribes in California.
The BIA approval will become effective when it is published in the Federal Register.
Return to California Casinos.