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Oneida Indian Nation Announces Major Expansion of Point Place Casino

Oneida Indian Nation Announces Major Expansion of Point Place Casino

The Oneida Indian Nation announced that Point Place Casino will undergo a major expansion that will double the casino’s gaming floor and add a new hotel, restaurant, meeting areas and more. The expansion, estimated to be more than $50 million by the Nation, comes in response to incredible demand from Point Place Casino guests and the surge of growth occurring throughout Central New York.

Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (February 14, 2024) – The Oneida Indian Nation yesterday announced that Point Place Casino will undergo a large-scale expansion in the coming months that will double its gaming floor, add a brand-new hotel and more. This expansion comes in response to the demand from guests for additional amenities at Point Place Casino, as well as the explosive growth and economic development occurring across Central New York.

With a more than $50 million investment from the Oneida Indian Nation, the expansion will include:

More Gaming Fun

Point Place Casino’s gaming floor will double in size during the expansion, giving guests more ways to enjoy the excitement of gaming.

New Hotel

The expansion will include a brand-new, multi-story hotel with 100 guest rooms and 8 luxurious suites. Inside a beautiful lobby area, guests will enjoy a Perfect Pour Cafe satellite location, while a spacious event area will accommodate meetings, celebrations and other gatherings.

More Dining Choices

A new restaurant will offer guests delicious American grill-style fare, while popular dining venue The Burgers of Madison County will add breakfast service alongside its existing lunch and dinner menus.

A Reinvention of The Fireside Lounge

Already a beloved local hotspot, the Fireside Lounge will double in size, adding an expanded bar area and creating a 360-degree view of its wood-burning fireplace. New cozy seating will make the lounge an even more inviting place for guests to enjoy a specialty cocktail, craft beer or wine around the glowing fire.

The Oneida Indian Nation has anticipated the need for this expansion project for some time, with the popularity of Point Place Casino rapidly outgrowing its existing space. Since its creation in 2018, when the casino opened to overnight lines of excited guests eager to be among the first to enter, visitors have requested lodging to accommodate weekend trips, additional dining options, expanded choices in gaming and more.

Now, as the region flourishes in a period of rapid development, Point Place Casino’s expansion will offer the new amenities and opportunities needed to meet this rising demand today and in the years to come.

“Listening to our guests is one of the reasons the Oneida Indian Nation’s enterprises have been so successful,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Turning Stone Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “With constant requests for more of everything Point Place Casino offers since its opening, we knew this expansion was more than necessary. As Central New York continues to experience an extremely exciting period of unprecedented growth, we are committed to continuing historic investments like this in our enterprises and the region to sustain this level of economic success for generations to come.”

“The Oneida Indian Nation has been a dedicated partner to Madison County for many years,” said John Pinard, Chairman of the Madison County Board of Supervisors. “We are confident that this latest investment in Point Place Casino will continue to create jobs and spur expanded economic activity that will help make Bridgeport and its surrounding communities even better places to live and work.”

“The expansion of Point Place Casino is welcome news for the Town of Sullivan,” said Tom Daviau, Town of Sullivan Supervisor. “The Oneida Indian Nation and the casino have been valued partners for our community, and this major expansion will help attract more tourists to Sullivan while generating critical economic investment to support our growth into the future.”

“When the Oneida Indian Nation invests in its enterprises, it also invests in our members,” said Greg Lancette, President of the Central & Northern Building Trades. “From the opening of Point Place Casino in 2018 to the recently announced evolution of Turning Stone Resort Casino and this incredible new expansion, the Oneida Indian Nation’s investments continue to grow opportunities for workers with good-paying jobs throughout the region.”

News of the expansion was first shared yesterday by Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Turning Stone Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter with a select group of Point Place Casino team members in appreciation of all the team has done to make this transformation possible. In addition to its investments in capital projects at Point Place Casino, this expansion is also an investment in the Nation’s workforce, one of the largest in the region. Construction related to the expansion is estimated to create 250 construction and permanent full-time and part-time jobs.  

The expansion of Point Place Casino continues the Oneida Indian Nation’s historic track record of investments in its enterprises and communities throughout Central New York, the site of its ancestral homelands. In addition to the announcement of the largest evolution of Turning Stone Resort Casino in two decades this summer, major recent capital investment projects from the Nation include the creation of The Lake House at Sylvan Beach in 2020 and the grand opening of The Cove at Sylvan Beach, a lakeside vacation destination, in 2021. With these investments in capital spending and workforce development, the Oneida Indian Nation continues its commitment to the economic success and well-being of all who live and work in the communities of Central New York.

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