Mysterious Protect Elk Grove Group Opposes Opening of Wilton Rancheria Gaming Facility

Mysterious Protect Elk Grove Group Opposes Opening of Wilton Rancheria Gaming Facility While the Wilton Rancheria tribe, of California, has announced plans to build a $400 million casino resort on 35.9 acres in the city of Sacramento, a group referred to as ‘Protect Elk Grove,’ is not so keen on the idea. In fact, the group has taken a number of steps, in order to stir up additional opposition towards the casino, in and around the area.

Specifically, Protect Elk Grove has created an anti-casino website, distributed fliers, and placed automated telephone calls, in spread the word to residents to oppose the possibility of a 12-story hotel, complete with a spa, fitness center, event space, and thousands of game offerings.

The group’s efforts were discussed at the city’s weekly council meeting, this past Wednesday, during which about 20 residents spoke up about the issue, despite it not being on the agenda. The vast majority present at the meeting proved to be against it, while six were in support.

One resident, Paula Mita, who has lived in Elk Grove for 58 years, questions, “Who is paying for the robo-calls and the fliers? Who is trying to defeat this is worth knowing?”

Little is currently known about the group, but according to the Sacramento Bee Newspaper, the fliers which have been circulating across town have portrayed Gary Davis, Elk Grove mayor, in a bad light in response to his support for the Wilton Rancheria facility.

None of the measures taken by the group have left any trace of further information regarding their identity. However, many, including Mayor Davis are becoming very curious to know who is behind this push toward opposition.
  • well I lve about 10 miles from Elk Grove and I am willing to bet its just people that live and have lived in Elk Grove for many years what you need to know is that elk grove is really a small town and to put this casino in there town is not right and I am a gambling fool but I also dont like any of those casinos you never here anyone saying "YEEEE HAWWW I won all you see is people going to the atms and arguing or looking on the ground for quarters LAKE TAHOE,NEVADA and RENO>NEVADA both within a couple hrs away
  • No surprise to hear something like this coming from across the pond (Protect Elk Grove is a sub-division or sub-organization of the staunchly anti-gambling "Protect America" group), I find it incredible that America remains so against on-line gambling, a perfectly acceptable leisure activity in so much of the rest of the world - it does seem to me that such measures can only be intended to protect the profits of the land based casinos, and that is simply outrageously unfair in my eyes. I hope that someday American players will be able to enjoy the same sites and games that the rest of us enjoy - I don't feel that "the land of the free" can truely be said in sincerity whilst the status quo remains.

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