Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (August 1, 2019) – Today, the Oneida Indian Nation proudly opened “The Lounge with Caesars Sports,” the new sports book experience at Turning Stone Resort Casino and Point Place Casino, in development with Caesars Entertainment.

Themed as the Ultimate Tailgate, the event welcomed Upstate New York sports fans in true fashion. Guests sampled menu items from the new sports book menu and mingled with mascots and cheerleaders from local sports teams. Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Turning Stone Enterprises CEO and Walt Fales, SVP of Strategic Development of Caesars Entertainment told the crowd how this branding and marketing alliance brings together two industry leaders that will cultivate the ultimate sports fan experience. They were joined by Howard Glaser, Global Head of Government Affairs & Special Initiatives at Scientific Games, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, New York State Assembly Member Marianne Buttenschon, Verona Town Supervisor Scott Musacchio, and Rob Esche, President of the Utica Comets.

“The Lounge with Caesars Sports” is anticipated to open at Oneida Indian Nation’s Yellow Brick Road Casino later this summer in time for the NFL regular season.

The Lounge with Caesars Sports

“The Lounge with Caesars Sports” venues feature LED terminals with high-definition resolution, state-of-the-art odds boards that constantly update and offer opportunities for in-game wagers, as well as new full-service bars, ticket windows, ultra-comfortable seating, and VIP areas with their own dedicated TV screens.

At Turning Stone, “The Lounge with Caesars Sports” is prominently located at the resort’s main entrance, featuring a massive 500-square-foot curved LED screen, with acuity similar to Times Square, visible from three sides. Plus, there are an additional 16 large LED TVs throughout the sportsbook, including a mix of 65-inch screens and 85-inch screens to put the viewers at the center of the sports action.

The new sportsbook at Point Place Casino is located within the newly expanded gaming floor, with the primary video wall featuring a 24-foot HD LED screen, plus an additional 30 LED TVs throughout the space, a mix of both 65-inch screens and 85-inch screens.

Integrated Rewards Program

Through this new relationship with Caesars Entertainment, Turning Stone, Yellow Brick Road and Point Place Casino players will be able to exchange and redeem their TS Rewards loyalty points, as well as have their player tier levels matched, for Caesars Rewards Points at all Caesars properties, with the same exchange available for Caesars players at Oneida Indian Nation properties.  Caesars will also sponsor special player promotions and events at its new partner venues, further bringing the excitement of Las Vegas to New York.

Grand Opening Promotion: Football Futures

Through August 24, every guest who places “Football Futures” wager at “The Lounge with Caesars Sports” at Turning Stone and Point Place Casino will receive an entry for a weekly drawing.  Ten winners at each property will be named every Monday and will receive a selection of prizes including sports merchandise and food credits for “The Lounge with Caesars Sports.”

New Game Day Cocktail and Food Menus

The Lounge with Caesars Sports also features new full-service bars with game-day themed cocktail and food menus.  Guests can select from a range of items, including Bavarian Pretzels, Chicken Wings, Signature Burgers, Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Flatbreads. For complete menus, click HERE for Turning Stone and HERE for Point Place Casino.




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.


 About Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Caesars Entertainment is one of the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment providers and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, in 1937, Caesars Entertainment has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions. Caesars Entertainment’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars Entertainment’s portfolio also includes the Caesars Entertainment UK family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars Entertainment is committed to its employees, suppliers, communities and the environment through its PEOPLE PLANET PLAY framework. For more information, please visit