The Oneida Indian Nation has announced a partnership with Caesars Entertainment, with a view to offering sports betting in Upstate New York.
Under the agreement, which includes a licensing and branding alliance, Oneida Indian Nation plan to open “The Lounge with Caesars Sports” at Turning Stone, Yellow Brick Road Casino, and Point Place Casino during the coming year, after completion of the National Indian Gaming Commission’s (NIGC) review and New York State Gaming Commission’s issuance of sports betting regulations (which the Indian Nation will also adopt as per the Nation-State compact).
It is also planned to allow Oneida casino players to exchange and redeem their TS Rewards loyalty points, have their player tier levels matched for Total Rewards Points at all Caesars venues, and for all Caesars players to have their points exchanged likewise at Oneida Indian Nation properties. Caesars will also be sponsoring special promotions and events at the Oneida casinos.
Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO, Ray Halbritter, said:
“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.
“Like Oneida Nation Enterprises, Caesars has built its business on exceptional service, as well as a dedication to constant innovation. These shared values create the perfect synergy for a meaningful long-term partnership.”
While Executive Vice President Gaming and Interactive Entertainment at Caesars, Christian Stuart, added:
“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,
“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.”