Sky River Casino Celebrates Grand Opening Weekend With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Sky River Ribbon Cutting
Wilton Rancheria leadership cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Sky River Casino. L-R: Jay Williams, Tribal Council; Jesus Tarango, Chairman; Raquel Williams, Vice Chairwoman; Don Brown, Tribal Council; Tanya Caldwell, Tribal Council; Kevin Singh, Tribal Council; and Antonio Ruiz, Tribal Council.

ELK GROVE, CA – Sky River Casino celebrated its grand opening weekend, which began Friday, Sept. 16, with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring speeches from both Wilton Rancheria leadership and Boyd Gaming. Festivities continued Saturday, Sept. 17 with a traditional awakening ceremony featuring lion dancers and a mystery prize giveaway for Sky River Rewards members.

The casino, which was built in partnership between the Wilton Rancheria and Boyd Gaming, opened ahead of schedule and is the newest and largest casino to open in Northern California in nearly a decade.

“The past month has truly exceeded our expectations and we are grateful to our guests who have come from near and far to visit and our team members that have worked to make Sky River Casino the success that it has become,” said Chris Gibase, President and Chief Operating Officer. “Now that we are open, we look forward to our continued partnership and support for the City of Elk Grove and the surrounding communities.”

Sky River Casino

Sky River Casino offers multiple dining options including SR Prime Steakhouse, 32 Brews Street, Dragon Beaux (opening Winter) and The Market at Sky River. The Market is a one-of-a-kind marketplace featuring a variety of cuisines and flavors by popular local chefs. Restaurants include Aurelia’s Taqueria, Butcher’s Burgers, CA99 Hot Chicken, Fukuro by Kru, Chickie’s Pizzeria, Global Eats, Desserts, Koi Palace Express, Ocean, Roli Roti, and Sky River Java.

Sky River also features 80 table games including baccarat and Pai Gow, as well as over 2,000 slot machines. The Sky River Casino High Limit Room is also available to enhance the guest experience. 

Sky River’s rewards program, Sky River Rewards, features cardless play and a cashless wallet for guests.