The new Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park had to shut its doors shortly after opening for business at 10 a.m. Tuesday because of the crowds that flooded the casino, the parking lot and nearby roadways.
Bay Area media got a tour of the $820 million Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park Wednesday as the 200 construction workers on the site readied the 340,000-square-foot casino for a Nov. 5 opening.
There is more hope for opponents of a Rohnert Park casino following a ruling in favor of a Michigan man who is trying to block a tribal casino in that state.
The state Senate has approved an agreement with a Northern California Indian tribe that plans to build a casino in Sonoma County.
A state audit has revealed that local governments are misappropriating millions of dollars from casino-operating Indian tribes that are supposed to address the negative effects of gambling.