Federal approval for $500m Elk Grove project

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Representing a rare federal win of late for tribal casino enterprises, plans for a $500m casino resort tabled by the Wilton Rancheria tribe have received formal approval following the publishing of its state compact in the Federal Register.


California governor Jerry Brown signed off on the compact in October of last year, permitting the group to develop a resort on 36 acre at the southern tip of Elk Grove.

These plans have now been given approval from the US Department of the Interior and allow for up to 2,500 electronic gaming devices and additional card tables.

“This is another milestone on our journey to self-sufficiency,” commented Wilton Rancheria tribal chairman Raymond Hitchcock, before adding that the tribe is now progressing on to construction planning, with a loose aim of a summer groundbreaking.

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