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Oneida Nation to expand Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango

By Eric Reinhardt


The Oneida Indian Nation on Wednesday announced a “multi-million dollar” expansion at its Yellow Brick Road (YBR) Casino in the village of Chittenango, representing the third phase of a construction project at the venue. (Rendering provided by Oneida Indian Nation)

CHITTENANGO, N.Y. — The Oneida Indian Nation on Wednesday announced the third phase of construction at its Yellow Brick Road (YBR) Casino, a “multi-million dollar” expansion in the village of Chittenango.

The renovation will expand upon the casino’s gaming options with a new entertainment wing, slated to open in early February.

It will feature a six-lane luxury Brunswick Bowling center, two high-tech Topgolf Swing Suite bays, and other social games such as pool and shuffle board. The new section will also feature a new bar and dining, more than 10 television screens, and dedicated sports-betting stations.

The renovation will also include an exterior redesign that “stylishly combines the aesthetics of Central New York’s industrial history with a modern 21st-century look.”

Topgolf Swing Suite is a provider of interactive group-golfing venues. Both of the bays at the casino’s Topgolf Swing Suite will include HDTVs; lounge seating; golf and non-golf games, including zombie dodgeball, baseball pitching, soccer, and hockey. Brunswick Bowling has worked in the bowling industry for over 125 years. It builds bowling centers around the world.

Besides the expansion project, the Oneida Nation also noted that the casino recently launched new weekly live esports tournaments. Every Wednesday, the tournaments bring egamers to the Lounge with Caesars Sports at the casino to compete for weekly cash prizes and free play. The YBR Casino also opened the newest location of Burgers of Madison County, the restaurant from Point Place Casino in Sullivan, with a menu that includes burgers and milkshakes.

“With the latest renovations to our gaming floor, the addition of The Lounge with Caesars Sports and this next phase of expansions, YBR will be completely transformed into a multi-entertainment venue unlike anything else in the area,” Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation representative and Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO, said. “This new phase of renovations at YBR is geared to exceed guest expectations, and is a reflection of the Oneida Indian Nation’s ongoing commitment to reinvesting in Central New York. By expanding our offerings, we will be creating new jobs and helping to revitalize the region as a premier tourist destination.”

This expansion builds on the Oneida Indian Nation’s collaborations with national brands in the gaming and entertainment fields. Earlier this year, the Oneida Indian Nation partnered with Caesars Entertainment to develop the Lounge with Caesars Sports, which includes sports-betting venues “with VIP amenities, luxury seating and award-winning menus.” Yellow Brick Road Casino is now home to New York’s largest sports book.

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