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Wilton Rancheria secures land in trust in California

14 February 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Boyd Gaming Corporation today announced that the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has placed into trust for the Wilton Rancheria Tribe a 35.9-acre land parcel in Elk Grove, California. Boyd Gaming currently has an agreement, subject to approval by the National Indian Gaming Commission, to develop and manage a casino resort on the Wilton Rancheria tribe's behalf.

The tribe's land is located adjacent to Howard Hughes Corporation's planned mall development on Highway 99, approximately 15 miles southeast of Sacramento. The Wilton Rancheria Tribe will be required to enter into a compact with the State of California before proceeding with a gaming project at the site.

"The tribe is excited to partner with Boyd Gaming to help develop our proposed resort and casino in Elk Grove, California," said Raymond Hitchcock, Chairman of Wilton Rancheria. "They have been a leader in the gaming industry for over 40 years and their core family values and customer-friendly entertainment reflect our own vision of success."

"We congratulate the Wilton Rancheria Tribe on reaching this major milestone toward self-sufficiency," said Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming. "Boyd Gaming is honored to be their partner, and we look forward to working closely with Chairman Hitchcock and the Wilton Tribe in developing an exciting and compelling entertainment resort that the entire community can take pride in."

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