Posted: Mar 2, 2018

Lawsuit opposing $500 million Elk Grove casino is thrown out

Sacramento Business Journal

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has rejected activist group Stand Up California’s suit claiming that a decision to put land into trust for the Wilton Rancheria tribe’s proposed casino in Elk Grove was not valid.
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Posted: Mar 2, 2018

Elk Grove casino clears key legal hurdle as judge dismisses lawsuit

A federal judge dismissed a challenge by casino opponents, including gambling watchdog Stand Up for California, to a federal decision that placed 35.9 acres into a trust for the tribe.
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Posted: Feb 26, 2018

Brown named first Native American LSJUMB mascot

The Standford Daily

Selected by current members of the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (LSJUMB), Brown is the first Native American student to be selected as the Tree, the Band’s mascot.
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Posted: Feb 7, 2018

U.S. Department of the Interior Publishes Federal Register Notice of Wilton Rancheria-State of California Gaming Compact

The U.S. Department of the Interior has published a Federal Register notice approving Wilton Rancheria's Class III Tribal Gaming Compact with the State of California. The compact agreement allows the Tribe to operate a resort and casino in Elk Grove. The notice was published in the Federal Register issue of Jan. 22, 2018.
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Posted: Jan 25, 2018

Federal government formalizes approval of $500 million Elk Grove casino

Sacramento Business Journal

The effort by the Wilton Rancheria tribe to develop a $500 million casino resort in Elk Grove on Monday received formal approval from the federal government on Monday, as the tribe's compact with the state of California was published in the Federal Register.
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Posted: Jan 23, 2018

Feds publish notice of EG casino's state deal

Elk Grove Citizen

The U.S. Department of Interior on Jan. 22 published a federal register notice that announced the approval of the Wilton Rancheria’s tribal gaming compact with the state of California. The compact agreement allows the tribe to operate a casino-resort in Elk Grove.
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Posted: Dec 23, 2017

Newsmaker of the Year: Raymond ‘Chuckie’ Hitchcock

Wilton Rancheria chair led Elk Grove casino-resort effort 
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Posted: Nov 15, 2017

Council Member Says Elk Grove Casino 'Transformative'; ACE Rail To Connect Silicon Valley Jobs to Affordable Housing


In a recently recorded interview, Elk Grove City Council Member Darren Suen called the casino proposed by the Wilton Rancheria a "transformative element" in the city's development.
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Posted: Oct 25, 2017

Emulating Economic Growth withRaymond "Chuckie" Hitchcock


Raymond “Chuckie” Hitchcock is of Miwok & Nisenan decent. He is the Tribal Chairman and CEO of Wilton Rancheria, the only Native American Tribe in Sacramento County. The tribe is developing a $500 million casino/hotel/event center in Elk Grove. 
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Posted: Oct 12, 2017

Letter to the Editor: Per Elk Grove Police Chief Noblett - No'Significant Uptick in Crime' at Other Indian Casinos

As Wilton Rancheria’s resort and casino project continues to make progress,’s apparent determination to publish specious claims and biased opinion under the guise of “news” becomes more desperate. The latest distortion represents a new low in scare tactics. To be clear, the project will not be a magnet for prostitution or human trafficking. And, it’s time to put to rest the false claim that the community had no voice in the project.
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