Graton Rancheria to debut biggest tribal casino in California

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria opens the $825 million Graton Resort and Casino at 10am tomorrow.

The 300,000 square-foot facility will be the largest tribal casino in the state. It's expected to generate $1 billion in revenues in the first two years alone.

“This is Godzilla,” attorney Dennis Whittlesey told The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.

“This is the bear – no, make that the $800 million gorilla,” Ken Adams, a Las Vegas-based gaming analyst, told The Sacramento Bee. “It certainly is going to grow the total amount of gaming revenue in California."

The casino is about 50 miles north of San Francisco.

Get the Story:
Graton casino eyes half-billion annual revenue (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 11/4)
Traffic concerns loom as Sonoma County casino prepares to open (KTVU 11/3)
Rule of law differs inside tribal casinos like Graton (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 11/3)
Graton Resort & Casino's big moment arrives after decade of debate (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 11/3)
Sovereignty shapes county's relationship with tribal casinos (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 11/3)
California’s largest casino to open in Sonoma County (The Sacramento Bee 11/3)

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