Caesars signs agreement with Buena Vista Rancheria

By Robert Simmons

Las Vegas stalwart Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced the signing of a casino development agreement with the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California.

Under the terms of the agreement, Caesars will provide brand licensing and consulting services for the casino currently being developed, owned and operated by the Buena Vista Gaming Authority, near Sacramento, California.

Construction of the 71,000-square-foot property began with a groundbreaking ceremony, with the final casino set to open in 2019. The resort will include 950 state-of-the-art slots, 20 table games, one full-service restaurant and three fast-food outlets.

In a statement confirming the agreement, Caesars President and CEO Mark Frissora said: "This agreement with the Buena Vista Gaming Authority advances our growth strategy to expand the reach of our brands into new markets and reinforces our over 20-year history working with tribal partners."

Upon completion, the property will be branded Harrah's Northern California Casino with Caesars signing a management agreement with the authority to manage, operate and maintain the property on its behalf.

Rhonda L. Morningstar Pope-Flores, Chairwoman of the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians added: "We're excited to partner with Caesars Entertainment to bring the Harrah's brand to our gaming project.

"Harrah's is a world-class brand that is known for offering a fun gaming atmosphere with unparalleled customer service. We're confident that it will attract more people to our destination."

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