California governor OKs Elk Grove casino

Wilton Rancheria

Credits: wiltonrancheria-nsn.gov

After Brown signed a bill, the facility will become Wilton Rancheria’s first tribal casino in Sacramento County.

US.- California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed yesterday the Assembly Bill 1606 that gives the Wilton Rancheria Tribe the permission to build a US$400 million casino in Elk Grove. The facility will be constructed near Highway 99.

Assemblymember Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, who introduced the bill, said: “I thank the governor for signing the ratification bill and applaud my colleagues in both the Assembly and the Senate for their vote in favor of the compact. The Wilton Rancheria project is vital to the future prosperity of Elk Grove and will create thousands of good-paying jobs for the entire Sacramento region.”

The casino will be built on 36 acres near highway 99 and Kammerer Road and is set to include a 12 story resort and casino. Moreover, it will feature 300 rooms and a 30.000 square feet space for events. The construction process will bring 1600 jobs to the city, and after the opening 1750 full-time positions will be available, with an additional 3000 direct and indirect positions, local media reported.

“We look forward to continuing our work with the community of Elk Grove and the greater Sacramento region to create jobs, a great destination resort and to help our tribe achieve self-sufficiency,” Wilton Rancheria Chairman Raymond C. Hitchcock said.