Graton Rancheria offers media an early look at $825M casino

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria in California offered media a sneak preview of an $825 million casino that's due to open to the public on November 5.

Chairman Greg Sarris led tours of the Graton Resort and Casino, a 320,000 square-foot facility that was the result of more than 10 years of dedication and planning.

“What you see is what $825 million buys you,” Sarris told members of the media as he stood at the casino entrance, The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported.

The casino features 3,000 slot and video poker machines, 144 table games, nine restaurants and a 5,700-space parking lot. It's the most expensive tribal gaming facility in northern California, ABC7 News reported.

The tribe is putting more than 2,000 people to work at the casino.

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Embattled North Bay casino opens doors for a preview (The Marin Independent Journal 10/3)
Graton Resort and Casino unveiled before Nov. 5 opening (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 10/3)
Inside Scoop: A peek inside the star-studded restaurants at the Graton Resort & Casino, due next month (The San Francisco Chronicle 10/2)
New North Bay mega-casino offers a sneak peak (KTVU 10/2)
ABC7 News gets tour of new Graton Casino (ABC7 News 10/2)
Graton casino foes court Petalumans (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 10/2)

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