Oneida Nation Investing $50m to Expand Central New York Casino

  • Patrons have requested more amenities and the region is booming economically
  • Work is set to start in the coming months on the property that opened in 2018
  • The gaming floor will double in size and there will be a new 100-room hotel built
Construction workers
The Oneida Indian Nation has announced that it is embarking on a $50m expansion project for its Point Place Casino in Central New York. [Image:]

The Oneida Indian Nation has revealed plans to invest $50m to expand one of its New York casinos. Explaining the reasons for the work on Wedndesday, the tribe said patrons are asking for more amenities and economic development is taking place across the region in Central New York.

a doubling in size of the gaming floor and the addition of a 100-room hotel

The Point Place Casino in Madison County, which opened its doors in 2018, will undergo the expansion in the coming months. It will include a doubling in size of the gaming floor and the addition of a 100-room hotel.

The Oneida will also open a new restaurant and make improvements to the Fireside Lounge. The project will lead to 250 new jobs between the beginning of the construction work and when the improved property is fully open for business.

Turning Stone Enterprises is the tribe’s entity that looks after its portfolio of operations, including the Turning Stone Resort Casino and the Yellow Brick Road Casino, both of which are in New York.

Oneida Indian Nation Representative and the CEO of Turning Stone Enterprises Ray Halbritter said that the $50m expansion of the Point Place property is more than necessary and he believes that it will help sustain “economic success for generations to come” in the region.

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