Sky River Casino

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Move over, there’s a new casino in town. And this one is the closest option for gaming fiends in Sacramento.

Sky River Casino, which broke ground off Highway 99 at Grant Line Road in Elk Grove in early 2021, opened its doors in mid-August. It’s 15 miles from downtown, and the first casino to open in Sacramento County.

The 100,000-square-foot space doesn’t skimp when it comes to its main attraction: gambling. It has 2,000 slot machines, 80 table games and a high-limit room. It’s also an entertainment destination, and a foodie one, too: The Market at Sky River includes 12 food and beverage venues, including Aurelia Taqueria, Butchers Burger, CA99 Hot Chicken, Chickie and Tony’s pizza, Fukuro By Kru, Global Eats, Indulge, Koi Palace Express, Ocean, Roli Roti, Sky River Java and Upper Barrel wine bar. In all, there will be 17 food and beverage options.

The casino has ties to Wilton Rancheria, a federally recognized American tribe of Miwok people based in Northern California. Boyd Gaming assists in management of the property.

“Our people have fought for decades to achieve self-sufficiency,” says tribal chairman Jesus Tarango. “We fought for tribal recognition, for our land and for this historic project.”

Benefits to the tribe include an immediate increase in job openings. 1 Sky River Parkway, Elk Grove; skyriver.com