An intergovernmental negotiation between the Washoe Tribe of Nevada, California and the state of Nevada has resulted in a new gambling compact recently approved by the United States Secretary of the Interior. The Washoe Tribe in partnership with the Wa She Shu Casino can now move to expand its gambling offerings to casino patrons in Northern Nevada, including offering table games and opening a sports book.
The new arrangement replaces the previous "Slots Only Compact" between the Tribe and the State previously entered into in 2004. Under the new terms of the new compact, the Tribe will now have the opportunity to offer all forms of Class III Gaming offered elsewhere in the state of Nevada and will be treated like any other landowner.
"I appreciate the Governor's efforts to negotiate this compact with the Washoe Tribe as a sovereign government," said Neil Mortimer, Chairman of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. "We think this will prove to be an extremely valuable agreement that reflects modern practices in gaming and will benefit both the Washoe Community and the State of Nevada." "We are excited that we can now offer our customers all forms of gaming including table games and a sports book in the future at the Wa She Shu Casino," said General Manager, Amy Wasilewski.
The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California is a federally recognized Indian tribe with its headquarters in Gardnerville, Nevada and has partnered with the Alabama-based Poarch Creek Indian Gaming Authority to operate the Wa She Shu Casino in Gardnerville.