The Graton Resort & Casino continued its publicity blitz in advance of its opening later this year, unveiling the sign this week at the $800 million, 320,000-square-foot casino at 630 Park Court in Rohnert Park.
On the heels of the delivery of the first of its 3,000 slot machines earlier this month, casino officials touted the raising of the sign, but were unable to commit to an opening date beyond "late 2013."
The unveiling didn't wow everyone, as local resident C.I. Harry posted on our Facebook page: "Just wanted to say I love the new casino sign on the side of the freeway, thanks for all the traffic!"
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. The casino will feature a full array of gaming, including table games, poker, slot machines and video poker, as well as numerous dining and bar and lounge venues.
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.
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