The Highly Anticipated Sky River Casino is Now Open for Business With Weekend of Grand Opening Festivities

Sky River Casino, the $500 million complex built in partnership between the Wilton Rancheria and Boyd Gaming, opened its doors to the public on Monday, August 15, 2022, at 11:30 p.m., ahead of schedule to great fanfare and excitement across the greater Sacramento area. Sky River Casino is the first and only casino to open in Sacramento County and offers the newest gaming systems and modern technology.

The official Grand Opening Weekend, which began Friday, September 16, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony featuring speeches from both Wilton Rancheria leadership and Boyd Gaming. Festivities continued Saturday, September 17 with a Traditional Awakening Ceremony featuring lion dancers, and a Mystery Prize Giveaway where Sky River Rewards members could receive a prize.

“The past month has truly exceeded our expectations and we are grateful to our guests who have come from near and far to visit and our team members that have worked to make Sky River Casino the success that it has become,” said Chris Gibase, President and Chief Operating Officer. “Now that we are open, we look forward to our continued partnership and support for the City of Elk Grove and the surrounding communities.”

Sky River Casino offers multiple dining options including SR Prime Steakhouse, 32 Brews Street, Dragon Beaux (opening Winter) and The Market at Sky River. The Market is a one-of-a-kind marketplace featuring a variety of cuisines and flavors by popular local chefs. Restaurants include Aurelia’s Taqueria, Butcher’s Burgers, CA99 Hot Chicken, Fukuro by Kru, Chickie’s Pizzeria, Global Eats, Desserts, Koi Palace Express, Ocean, Roli Roti, and Sky River Java.

Sky River boasts 80 table games including Baccarat, Pai Gow, and more, as well as over 2,000 slot machines. The Sky River Casino High Limit Room is also available to enhance the guest experience.

Join Sky River Rewards

Sky River Rewards, is one of the most hi-tech rewards programs among casinos in Northern California, allowing guests cardless play, cashless wallet, and more. The Sky River Rewards card is your key to receiving points for all your activities and those points can be redeemed for Free Play or dining credits. Become a Sky River Rewards member now to receive $20 Free Play. To activate your Free Play, visit any slot machine and place a bet. Sky River Rewards enrollment can be done online using a computer, tablet, or phone with a camera.

About Sky River Casino

Sky River Casino was built by the Wilton Rancheria in partnership with Boyd Gaming Corporation, which is building and managing the property for the tribe. The casino opened in August 2022 and includes 100,000 sq ft of gaming, 2,000 slot machines, 80+ table games, and 17 bars and restaurants. To learn more, visit

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