Oneida Indian Nation Chooses Global Gaming Leader Caesars Entertainment to Form Innovative Alliance for Sports Betting and Marketing

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Pending review by the National Indian Gaming Commission, the Oneida Indian Nation, owner of New York’s preeminent gaming enterprises, has chosen to align with global gaming leader Caesars Entertainment to form an innovative alliance that will bring “The Lounge with Caesars Sports” to the soon-to-open sports books at the Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino and Point Place Casino in Central New York.

"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," said Christian Stuart, Executive Vice President Gaming and Interactive Entertainment.

Oneida Indian Nation, owner of the award-winning Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY, announced today that, subject to National Indian Gaming Commission review, it will be partnering with global gaming leader Caesars Entertainment to bring sports betting to Upstate New York with a licensing and branding alliance. “The Lounge with Caesars Sports” will open at Turning Stone, Yellow Brick Road Casino and Point Place Casino in 2019, following completion of the NIGC review and the New York State Gaming Commission’s issuance of sports betting regulations, which the Nation will adopt for its casinos pursuant to the Nation-State gaming compact.

Through this new relationship, Turning Stone, Yellow Brick Road and Point Place Casino players will be able to exchange and redeem their TS Rewards loyalty points, as well as have their player tier levels matched, for Total Rewards Points at all Caesars properties, with the same exchange available for Caesars players at Oneida Indian Nation properties. Caesars will also sponsor special player promotions and events at its new partner venues, further bringing the excitement of Las Vegas to New York gaming locations at the Oneida Indian Nation.

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.” Halbritter continued: “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.”

Turning Stone Resort Casino, regularly rated as the Top Casino in New York, and Caesars Entertainment, with their shared values in creating superior guest experiences, look forward to working together as partners in New York State when approved to move forward. As a result, the Turning Stone sports books will be introduced as “The Lounge with Caesars Sports.”

“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,” said Christian Stuart, Executive Vice President Gaming and Interactive Entertainment, about the new partnership. “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.”

About the Oneida Indian Nation
The Oneida Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. A founding member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy), the Oneida Indian Nation sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War and was thanked by Congress and President George Washington for its loyalty and assistance. Today, the Oneida Nation consists of about 1,000 enrolled Members, most of them living in Central New York. The Nation’s enterprises, which employ more than 4,750 people, include Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino, Point Place Casino, Maple Leaf Markets, SāvOn Convenience stores, RV Park, three marinas and Tin Woodman’s Flask, a wine and spirits superstore. Proceeds from these enterprises are used to rebuild the Nation’s economic base and provide essential services, including housing, health care, and education incentives and programs, to its Members.

For more information, visit http://www.OneidaIndianNation.com

About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A renowned, award-winning destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including four hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, a cabaret style Showroom, a 5,000 seat arena, and several nightlife venues. Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone was named “Best Countryside Hotel/Lodge” in 2015 and “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Wildflowers restaurant and Skʌ:nʌ:́ spa, and for more than a decade, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the website http://www.turningstone.com.

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Joel Barkin, VP of Communications
Oneida Indian Nation
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