The Oneida Indian Nation and Caesars Entertainment will host the grand opening event at Turning Stone Resort Casino for its new sportsbook, The Lounge with Caesars Sports, on 1 August.
The casino will join Rivers Casino in Schenectady and Tioga Downs in Nichols, which began taking sports bets on 16 July and 17 July respectively, in hosting a legal sportsbook.
The sportsbook will feature a 500-square-foot curved LED screen, as well as LED terminals with high-definition resolution, live odds boards which offer opportunities for in-game wagers, full-service bars, ticket windows and VIP areas with their own dedicated TV screens.
The opening event, with the theme of ‘The Ultimate Tailgate’ will include tastings of select items from the new sports book menu, mascots and cheerleaders from local sports teams and appearances by community leaders.
Turning Stone Resort Casino is the oldest of the three Oneida Indian Nation Casinos, founded in 1993 and has a 100,000 square foot game floor. Two further Oneida tribal casinos, Point Place Casino in Bridgeport, while the sportsbook will open at Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango, NY are set to open before the start of the NFL season in September.
The event will start at 10AM, EST on 1 August.