California: Elk Grove gets first recurring payment from tribe in charge of Sky River Casino

California: Elk Grove gets first recurring payment from tribe in charge of Sky River Casino

Article brief provided by KCRA
  • Orko Manna , KCRA
August 24, 2023 4:03 PM

Sky River Casino in Elk Grove just celebrated its first anniversary, and now the tribe that owns the property is beginning to make recurring payments to the city.

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In total, the Wilton Rancheria, the tribe behind the Sky River Casino, is set to give the city of Elk Grove nearly $132 million. Of that $132 million, a total of $117 million will be paid in three-month increments over the next 20 years.

On behalf of the Wilton Rancheria, Sky River Casino President Chris Gibase gave a $1 million check to the city during Wednesday night’s Elk Grove City Council meeting. Gibase said that was the first recurring payment given to the city from the tribe.