The Graton Resort & Casino, the $800 million, 320,000-square-foot casino at 630 Park Court in Rohnert Park, is set to open at 10 a.m. on Nov. 5, casino officials announced Thursday.
Owned by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, the massive facility is being developed and managed on behalf of the tribe by Station Casinos, a Las Vegas-based gaming and hospitality firm that owns and operates numerous hotels, casinos and restaurants throughout Nevada.
Under an agreement between the city and the tribe earlier this year, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria will give $5 million a year for general impacts on the city, $2.4 million a year for impacts to city services, $500,000 a year for public safety, $125,000 a year for gambling treatment and $50,000 a year for storm water runoff and $1 million to the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District.
Casino officials touted the new destination's attributes Thursday, including:
- 144 tables offering games like Blackjack, Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em.
- 3,000 slot and video poker machines.
- More than a dozen new restaurants – four standalone and nine casual dining spots inside the 500-seat Marketplace venue.
- An 8,700 square-foot events center that can seat more than 600 for concerts, presentations, business meetings and special events.
- Casino officials said more than 2,000 people will be hired to work on the property, including 805 "permanent team members," 700 construction-related hires since the June 2012 groundbreaking, and 900 trained graduates of Graton’s Dealer School program, 300 of whom have been hired.
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