NEW YORK TRIBE PLANNING TO BUILD ANOTHER CASINO

Oneida Indian Nation

New York’s casino gambling market is set to become even more crowded.

Syracuse.com reported recently that the Oneida Indian Nation plans to construct a $40-50 million casino on its land in the small town of Sullivan in Madison County, roughly 20 miles from downtown Syracuse.

The tribe is the current owner and operator of Turning Stone Casino in Verona.

The target opening for the franchise to be called Point Place Casino is spring of 2018. The tribe plans to feature 500 slot machines along with 20 table games.

The tribe recently opened its Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango in two years ago.

The current plan for the new casino to compete with the Del Lago Resort Casino, which opened doors in February. Over the past five months, three non-tribal casinos have opened up in upstate regions of the Empire State. A fourth commercial casino will be launched next year.

Just days earlier, the Oneida Nation declared the launch of a social casino platform. The move arrives as New York lawmakers mull over a new plan to legalize real-money online poker.

The Oneida Nation is one of three federally acknowledged tribes with gaming in the Empire State. There are presently 10 tribal casinos, three commercial casinos and nine commercial casinos all over the state.