Wilton tribe seeks land for Twin Cities Casino Resort

The tribe is petitioning for an environmental review to take land into trust for the project.

US.- The Wilton Rancheria is seeking to acquire 282 acres to build a casino and hotel resort alongside state Highway 99 near Galt. The south Sacramento County tribe wants to build a big gambling destination in the city of Galt, near Highway 99 north of Twin Cities Road. Tribal Chairman Raymond C. Hitchcock explained that the tribe’s preferred project option would be a gambling resort and casino with 2,000 slot machines and 84 table games including a 12-story, 302-room hotel.

Hitchcock stated: “We’re still working on getting land into trust. And once we get close to that goal, we can start negotiating with the governor for a compact.” In addition, the chairman said that the project will take many years to reach completion and requires approval of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and multiple agencies. The tribe also needs to reach an agreement on a gambling compact with Gov. Jerry Brown or a successor and memorandums of understanding with Sacramento County, the city of Galt and potentially other communities.