By Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee
A Hard Rock casino-hotel is coming to the outskirts of greater Sacramento, upping the competitive ante in the region’s increasingly crowded gambling market.
The Hard Rock Cafe International chain has announced it will partner with the Enterprise Rancheria Indian tribe to build a mega-resort in Yuba County, not far from the Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland.
While preliminary site work is under way, neither Hard Rock nor the Enterprise tribe would discuss details about the resort.
Meanwhile, two more tribal casinos are in development in the region. Caesars Entertainment Corp. and the Buena Vista Band of Me-Wuk Indians announced they broke ground in April on a $168 million casino outside Ione, about 30 miles east of Sacramento. The Wilton Rancheria tribe plans to build a $400 million casino, hotel and conference center in south Elk Grove, although it hasn’t yet scheduled a groundbreaking.