Wilton Rancheria’s Sky River Casino Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Sky River Casino

ELK GROVE, CA – Wilton Rancheria and corporate partner Boyd Gaming are celebrating the first anniversary of Sky River Casino’s opening this month.

“We are incredibly proud of what we have created at Sky River Casino and the enormous benefits it is delivering for the Wilton Rancheria people, Sacramento County’s only tribe,” said Chris Gibase, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sky River Casino. “Over the past year, we have firmly established Sky River Casino as our community’s leading gaming entertainment destination, with an unrivaled selection of exciting casino gaming and unique dining options. We are also immensely proud of the team we’ve built at Sky River, with 1,600 local team members who provide incredible service to our guests, support non-profit organizations through their volunteer activities, and live the Sky River culture each and every day.”

Building on its successful first year, this fall Sky River will add The Humidor, a whiskey and cigar lounge to its food and beverage offerings. Additionally, a major expansion is in the planning stage, which includes a hotel, spa, pool, and event space to Sky River in the future. 

Sky River Casino has established itself as an engaged and involved partner for local charities, non-profits, and community events. Over its first year, Sky River has earned a reputation as a reliable supporter of local businesses and local non-profits throughout the area, and is on track to contribute more than $130 million over the next 20 years to its community.

“Over the last year, we have been able to create more than 1,600 jobs in our community and provide monetary support to more than 100 local charities, all while working to ensure economic stability for the people of Wilton Rancheria for generations to come,” said Jesus Tarango, Wilton Rancheria Tribal Chair. “I would like to gratefully acknowledge the ancestors, elders, and members of Wilton Rancheria for their faith and belief as we tirelessly worked to bring this dream to reality. We would not have been able to achieve this unprecedented level of success without your guidance, vision, and direction. Finally, and most importantly, we would like to thank everyone who has visited Sky River over this last year, whether to play at the casino or eat at one of our amazing restaurants. We are truly humbled by your continued patronage and support.”