New details released today provide a preview into what sports betting will soon look like at New York’s premier gaming facilities, facilitated by the Oneida Indian Nation’s alliance with Caesars Entertainment. All-new, state-of-the-art sports betting lounges will be added at prominent, high-energy locations that include massive, high-definition screens, luxury VIP areas and much more.

Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (January 8, 2019) – Oneida Indian Nation, owner of the award-winning Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY, announced last week it will be partnering with global gaming leader Caesars Entertainment to bring sports betting to Upstate New York. Subject to review by the National Indian Gaming Commission, “The Lounge with Caesars Sports” will open at Turning Stone, Yellow Brick Road Casino and Point Place Casino in 2019.

Today, the Oneida Indian Nation is releasing additional details about the sports books coming soon to its three casinos. The Turning Stone and Point Place Casino locations are scheduled to open first, with construction beginning shortly. The addition to Yellow Brick Road Casino will come later as part of the project’s second phase, and include a total renovation, for which the Tin Woodman’s Flask will be closed to accommodate the updates.

The all-new sport betting venues will have LED terminals with high-definition resolution, state-of-the-art odds boards that constantly update and offer opportunities for in-game wagers. Also available will be new full-service bars, ticket windows, ultra-comfortable seating, and VIP areas with their own dedicated TV screens.

Turing Stone Resort Casino:

The Lounge with Caesars Sports will be prominently located at the current site of the Season’s Harvest patio (Season’s Harvest will remain open and will not be impacted by this addition) and will generate energy and create a “wow” impact, continuing the transformation of the resort’s main entryway started by the addition of The Commons at Turning Stone retail shops.

Turning Stone’s new sports lounge will feature a massive, 48-by-9-foot curved screen, with acuity similar to Times Square, visible from three sides and to visitors entering from either the main entrance or the parking garage. The venue will also offer twelve 65-inch screens and five 85-inch screens to put the viewers at the center of the sports action.

Point Place Casino:

Within Point Place Casino, there will be an expansion of the gaming floor to accommodate The Lounge with Caesars Sports.  The primary video wall will feature a 24-by-6.75-foot screen, in addition to twenty-three 65-inch screens and eleven 85-inch screens.

Yellow Brick Road Casino:

The Lounge with Caesars Sports will also be added to Yellow Brick Road Casino during the project’s second phase. Yellow Brick Road Casino will undergo a total renovation, including the addition of the sports betting lounge, upgrades to the table games experience, all-new décor and other expansions to offer additional games and activities.

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.

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