Statement from Joel Barkin, Oneida Indian Nation Vice President for Communications:

“The 1993 Nation-State Gaming Compact authorizes the Oneida Indian Nation to adopt any gaming specification that is permitted in New York, without any further approvals by the State.  The Nation previously has adopted numerous games under this provision, and the Nation now will adopt sports betting too.  In anticipation of today’s ruling, the Nation has made preparations to offer sports betting at venues throughout the Oneida reservation, and we will be putting those plans into operation in the near future. We anticipate that sports betting at the Nation will create numerous new job opportunities at each of our casinos.  The Nation is proud of the track record of success in managing these kind of new opportunities and using new revenues to invest in Central New York.”