Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (October 24, 2019) – A year and a half after opening its third casino, the Oneida Indian Nation announces the first expansion of Point Place Casino located in Bridgeport in Madison County. Exceeding expectations for guest demand, the new addition at Point Place Casino will include an expanded gaming floor with nearly 100 additional slot machines, increasing the total to more than 600 slots, a new Dealer School for training table games dealers, and additional administrative offices. Construction is underway and expected to be complete by late spring 2020.
The new expansion adds to Point Place Casino’s existing amenities, including slots, table games, two extremely successful restaurants, Burgers of Madison County and Wicked Good Pizza, two bars, The Fireside Lounge and Paddle Bar, and Opal’s Confectionary, the popular chocolatier and bakery that originated at Turning Stone.
“When we opened Point Place Casino, we believed people throughout the region and tourists alike would embrace it and appreciate all of the ways it showcases everything that makes this lakeside community so special,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “We are grateful to our guests and employees who have made Point Place Casino such a success, and we are excited to provide an even better experience moving forward.”
Since opening its doors in March 2018, Point Place Casino has provided Bridgeport residents and surrounding communities a new destination for entertainment and dining. The Oneida Indian Nation’s Point Place Casino has also established new partnerships with local leaders and organizations within the community. Point Place Casino participated in Bridgeport’s annual tree lighting in December and provided a spectacular fireworks display, a contribution being offered again this year by the Oneida Indian Nation.
“From the beginning, the Oneida Indian Nation has been a true partner with us and the entire community, and have proven time and again that they are invested in the success of our area,” said Chairman of the Bridgeport-Lakeport Civic Organization Terry Manning. “The addition of Point Place Casino has reinvigorated our community and brings new people to our area, whether from across Oneida Lake, or right down the road from Cicero.”
As with all major Oneida Indian Nation projects, the expansion of Point Place Casino and the construction of the new Maple Leaf Market will follow a project labor agreement with Central New York trade unions.
“We have worked side by side with the Oneida Indian Nation on all major development projects, including building Point Place Casino, and are honored to be working on this expansion,” said Greg Lancette, President of the Central-Northern New York Building Trades Council. “As one of the largest contributors to the economic development of our area, these types of investments made by the Oneida Indian Nation are not only good for guests, but also provide critical jobs for our local trades members.”
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 and three marinas. 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.