Shingle Springs tribe buys land behind Red Hawk Casino

The tribe that owns Red Hawk Casino near Placerville recently purchased land adjacent to the casino.

According to public records, the Shingle Springs Tribal Gaming Authority purchased property directly behind the casino for $1.5 million. The gaming authority operates Red Hawk Casino and is controlled by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians.

The property is more than 10 acres, and has a single house on it, according to county property data. It is separated from the casino by Koto Road, but is accessible by Shingle Springs Drive.

Representatives from the tribe did not immediately respond to questions about plans for the property. In the past, however, tribal representatives have said the tribe is always interested in purchasing property near the rancheria when it becomes available.

In fall of 2019 and early 2020, the tribe purchased the two pieces of property north of this recent purchase for a total of $2.2 million. Both those properties were also directly behind the casino and bordered the rancheria. At the time, the tribe said there were no immediate plans for that property.

The casino is in the middle of a major expansion . This summer, it broke ground on a 150-room hotel, and has plans to add a 75,000-square-foot entertainment center, which would have new dining options and entertainment like a bowling alley, virtual reality gaming suites, indoor go-karting and meeting rooms after that.

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