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Oneida Nation partners with Caesars to offer sports betting in 2019, pending approval

By Eric Reinhardt


The Oneida Indian Nation is working with Las Vegas, Nevada–based Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR) to bring sport betting to its properties in upstate New York, including Point Place Casino in Sullivan. The National Indian Gaming Commission has to review the idea, and the New York State Gaming Commission has to issue sports-betting regulations. (Eric Reinhardt / BJNN)

VERONA, N.Y. — Once it’s permitted, the Oneida Indian Nation wants to offer sports betting on its properties and has announced a partnership to make that happen.

“The Lounge with Caesars Sports” will open at Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona, Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango, and Point Place Casino in Sullivan in 2019, an effort that is subject to National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) review.

Besides the NIGC review, the New York State Gaming Commission also has to issue sports-betting regulations, which the Nation will adopt for its casinos “pursuant to the Nation-State gaming compact.” 

The Oneida Nation is partnering with Las Vegas, Nevada–based Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR) for licensing and branding alliance for the Lounge with Caesars Sports.

“When it comes to sports betting, Caesars is in a class of its own. We are pleased to be joining forces with this world-renowned gaming leader.” Ray Halbritter, Nation Enterprises CEO and Oneida Indian Nation representative, said in the release.  

“We are eagerly awaiting the National Indian Gaming Commission’s review of this innovative new partnership involving a licensing and branding arrangement.  The Oneida Indian Nation has already established Turning Stone as the preeminent New York gaming destination, which makes the property and its sister casinos fitting partners for Caesars,” Christian Stuart, executive VP of gaming and interactive entertainment, added. “When it comes to partnerships, Caesars seeks collaborators who share our commitment to exceeding guest expectations, and we are confident that “The Lounge with Caesars Sports” at Turning Stone, Yellow Brick Road Casino and Point Place Casino will be a top sports betting destination in New York.” 

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