Wilton Rancheria keeps backup site in mind for gaming facility

The Wilton Rancheria of California has a backup site for its proposed gaming facility.

The tribe presented plants this week for a casino near the city of Galt. But the tribe originally looked at a site in nearby Elk Grove.

"We want to work with other communities and local governments as regional partners," Chairman Andrew Franklin told The Elk Grove Citizen.

The tribe's federal recognition was reaffirmed in 2009. Presumably, the tribe would be eligible for an exception in Section 20 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act that applies to newly recognized tribes.

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