ELK GROVE, CA – Wilton Rancheria has purchased 20 acres of land immediately north of the tribe’s Sky River Casino in Elk Grove, CA.
“This land acquisition signifies a transformative milestone for Wilton Rancheria, presenting an opportunity that holds the promise of prosperity not only for the tribe, but also for the City of Elk Grove and the greater Sacramento area,” said Chris Franklin, Wilton Rancheria’s Executive Director of Economic Development.
Wilton Rancheria built Sky River Casino in partnership with Boyd Gaming Corporation, which also manages the property for the tribe. Sky River Casino opened in August 2022 and its reception by the Sacramento-area community has exceeded expectations. In addition to creating high-quality jobs, it has supported local businesses and non-profit organizations and has committed to investing $130 million over the next 20 years in services to the community, including police, fire, and schools.
“The city looks forward to working collaboratively with Wilton Rancheria on any future plans for the property and to continuing the strong partnership we have built,” said Jason Behrmann, Elk Grove City Manager.
“Sky River Casino has been a tremendous success since opening its doors last year, empowering the Wilton Rancheria Tribe to begin realizing their long-standing vision of self-sufficiency,” said Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming. “We congratulate the tribe on today’s acquisition, and we look forward to continuing to support their economic development efforts, which are delivering substantial benefits for both the tribe and the Elk Grove community.”
The acquired property is located north of the casino site on Stockton Boulevard within the Lent Ranch Marketplace Special Planning Area in the City of Elk Grove and is currently zoned for commercial and retail use.