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– 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.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the tribal gaming compact in October, for the Wilton Rancheria to develop a casino resort on 36 acres inside a dormant mall site, just off Highway 99 on the south end of Elk Grove.

The U.S. Department of the Interior published a notice approving the compact on Monday. The compact allows the tribe to operate up to 2,500 electronic gaming devices, plus card tables.

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