Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (June 4, 2019) – On the fourth anniversary of the opening of its highly successful Yellow Brick Road Casino in the Village of Chittenango, the Oneida Indian Nation today announced the launch of an extensive upgrade project for the 60,000-square-foot gaming venue.  Known for continually reinvesting in its properties and a decades-long commitment to financially lifting the entire Central New York region, the Oneida Indian Nation’s work on the property will begin this week.

Updates will include a redesign of the venue’s exterior, including its iconic façade, as well as widespread interior renovations, such as fresh décor and new dining and bar options.  Renovations will also include upgrades to the gaming experience, including the addition of The Lounge with Caesars Sports, a new sports book that will be unlike anything else in the Northeast. The upgrades will all come together to ensure that Yellow Brick Road Casino continues to draw visitors for many years to come.

“It has been wonderful to see Yellow Brick Road Casino reinvigorate Chittenango’s Emerald Plaza and be embraced by both the local community and visitors alike,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Turning Stone Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “Our success has not come from resting on our laurels, but rather continually striving to improve the guest experience by anticipating future needs and always exceeding expectations. These investments in Yellow Brick Road Casino and Chittenango will fulfill our commitment to creating and maintaining state-of-the-art properties that deliver fun and excitement for our guests.”

Renovations at Yellow Brick Road Casino are slated to be complete by late summer 2019. Steps are being taken to minimize the impact of these upgrades for guests, and the impact on current operations is expected to be minimal.

More announcements will be made in the coming months about additional projects that will further transform Emerald Plaza into a one-stop entertainment destination.


About the Oneida Indian Nation

The Oneida Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. A founding member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy), the Oneida Indian Nation sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War and was thanked by Congress and President George Washington for its loyalty and assistance. Today, the Oneida Indian Nation consists of about 1,000 enrolled Members, most of them living in Central New York. The Nation’s enterprises, which employ more than 4,750 people, include Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino, Point Place Casino, Maple Leaf Markets, SāvOn Convenience stores, RV Park, three marinas and Tin Woodman’s Flask, a wine and spirits superstore. Proceeds from these enterprises are used to rebuild the Nation’s economic base and provide essential services, including housing, health care, and education incentives and programs, to its Members.

About Yellow Brick Road Casino
Owned by the Oneida Indian Nation, Yellow Brick Road Casino is a $20 million, smoke-free, 60,000 square foot gaming venue located in Upstate New York in the Village of Chittenango. Yellow Brick Road Casino features more than 430 Las Vegas-style cash slot machines, an assortment of table games and several casual restaurants and bars, including home-style cooking at Dorothy’s Farmhouse, hand-tossed pizza and wings at Wicked Good Pizza, a fierce selection of brews at the country-western Heart and Courage Saloon, and cocktails at Winged Monkey. The Oz General Store offers tobacco products, pre-packaged food and beverages, and other essentials.

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