Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (February 1, 2018) – The Oneida Indian Nation announced that Central New York native Jerry Marrello has been appointed the new General Manager of its highly-anticipated Point Place Casino, set to open on March 1.  Over his 13 year career at Turning Stone, Marrello has been a pioneer in entertainment in Central New York, and has earned a national reputation in the entertainment industry for his innovation and creativity.

For the last five years, Marrello has been key member of the senior leadership team at Turning Stone as Director of Nightlife and Beverage Operations.  He worked his way up the ranks at Turning Stone, beginning as a server at Emerald Restaurant and then spent time working at Pino Bianco, Forest Grill Steakhouse, Club and LAVA Nightclub.  Marrello was instrumental in establishing a variety of unique nightlife experiences at each of Turning Stone’s “Exit 33” entertainment venues upon opening in 2013.

With a finger always on the pulse of the latest entertainment trends, Marrello has introduced Central New Yorkers to new and innovative nightlife concepts.  In his new role as General Manager, Marrello will apply his hospitality and entertainment skills to lead daily operations and strategy for the new Point Place Casino in Bridgeport.

“We are confident that Jerry will bring to Point Place Casino his same commitment to providing superior guest experiences that he has demonstrated in his time with Turning Stone,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “As a Central New Yorker and seasoned hospitality professional, Jerry brings a unique skillset, powerful drive and contagious energy to this position that will ensure great success at Point Place Casino.

“As someone who was born and raised in this area, I am extremely grateful to the Nation for providing me the opportunity to build my career without ever having to leave Central New York,” said Marrello.  “I’ve had many different positions since I began working for the Nation, but one thing has always been consistent – a goal to create truly unique and exceptional entertainment experiences. I’m excited to work alongside a team of people committed to achieving that goal at Point Place Casino, and to setting a new standard for entertainment in the region.”

Opening on March 1, Point Place Casino, a 65,000-square-foot, smoke-free casino, will feature a modern gaming floor with nearly 500 popular slot machines and 20 table games. Located near Cicero, it will also be home to two fast-casual restaurants, two bars and the second location of Opals Confectionary, the popular chocolatier and bakery from Turning Stone.

In addition to the 250 local construction jobs that Point Place Casino’s construction created in partnership with Central New York trade unions, the facility is still hiring for the remaining positions for its Grand Opening Team. Offering Central New Yorkers more than 200 new full- and part-time jobs, positions at Point Place Casino include management, table game dealers, slot service representatives, cooks, bartenders, beverage servers, guest service representatives, security officers, maintenance technicians and more. Interested candidates can apply online here.

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