Sky River Casino in Elk Grove: Everything you might not know about the massive project

Elk Grove is getting a casino. It’s a project nearly 12 years in the making for the Wilton Rancheria tribe. ELK GROVE, Calif. — The Sky River Casino in Elk Grove will be a massive 100,000 square foot addition to the city that’ll bring along 1,500 jobs. It’s a project more than decade in the making that’ll finally be a reality in September.

“This has been a dream of the Wilton Rancheria people for a very long time, and they are very excited to deliver this to Sacramento County,” said Chris Gibase, president and chief operating officer of Sky River Casino.

The September opening is coming nearly a month and a half earlier than originally expected. Gibase said its the result of a lot of planning that helped them avoid supply chain issues and some luck.

Sky River Casino has been under construction since it broke ground near Highway 99 in early 2021. It will have 2,000 slot machines, 80 table games and 12 different venues for food and drink. It’ll be located at 1 Sky River Parkway.

Here’s what to know about the casino before it opens.

Some people might remember the casino project in Elk Grove as the Wilton Rancheria Resort & Casino as opposed to Sky River Casino. The two names are one and the same.

Wilton Rancheria Resort & Casino was placeholder name while an official one was in the works. The updated name is Sky River Casino, a name that Gibase said pays tribute to the Wilton Rancheria community and […]

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