Press Releases / Graton Resort & Casino Breaks Ground on $1 Billion Expansion

New construction begins on parking structure and will eventually include additional casino and resort buildings. Graton Resort & Casino, the Bay Area’s premier gaming destination, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate the expansion of the Rohnert Park resort. A new parking structure with solar panels will begin construction tomorrow. Projects including an additional hotel wing and expanded casino floor are slated for future development. The expansion of the property will employ 2,000 in temporary construction jobs, and 600 new Graton Resort & Casino team members. Graton Resort & Casino is already one of Sonoma County’s largest private employers. The casino floor expansion will add approximately 144,000 square feet, adding 2,000 new slot machines, a new poker room, and a new high-limit area.

The $1 billion expansion project will also include:

  • A new five-story, hotel wing with over 200 rooms
  • A 28,000 square foot rooftop restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating for 480 guests
  • A five-level parking structure with solar panels and EV charging stations
  • A 3,500-seat theater

“This is an exciting day, and we’re thrilled to begin construction.  The expansion reflects our consistent mission to provide the highest quality guest experience at Graton Resort & Casino,” said Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Tribal Chairman Sarris. “We’ve been working on these plans for several years, and we’re excited to create new job opportunities here in Sonoma County.”


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