The Oneida Indian Nation has offered a taster of what sports bettors can expect when it opens the proposed new sportsbook facilities at its Upstate New York Turning Stone, Yellow Brick Road and Point Place casinos later this year. The Nation announced last week it will be partnering with global gaming firm Caesars Entertainment to bring sports betting to the venues in the form of “The Lounge with Caesars Sports”.

Explaining more about how the launches and how they will look and feel, it stated: “The Turning Stone and Point Place Casino locations are scheduled to open first, with construction beginning shortly. The addition to Yellow Brick Road Casino will come later as part of the project’s second phase, and include a total renovation, for which the Tin Woodman’s Flask will be closed to accommodate the updates.

“The all-new sport betting venues will have LED terminals with high-definition resolution, state-of-the-art odds boards that constantly update and offer opportunities for in-game wagers. Also available will be new full-service bars, ticket windows, ultra-comfortable seating, and VIP areas with their own dedicated TV screens.”

 The Nation added: “At Turning Stone Resort Casino, the Lounge with Caesars Sports will be prominently located at the current site of the Season’s Harvest patio and will generate energy and create a ‘wow’ impact, continuing the transformation of the resort’s main entryway started by the addition of The Commons at Turning Stone retail shops.

“Turning Stone’s new sports lounge will feature a massive, 48-by-9-foot curved screen, with acuity similar to Times Square, visible from three sides and to visitors entering from either the main entrance or the parking garage. The venue will also offer twelve 65-inch screens and five 85-inch screens to put the viewers at the center of the sports action.”

Within Point Place Casino, there will be an expansion of the gaming floor to accommodate The Lounge with Caesars Sports.  The primary video wall will feature a 24-by-6.75-foot screen, in addition to twenty-three 65-inch screens and eleven 85-inch screens.

The Lounge with Caesars Sports will also be added to Yellow Brick Road Casino during the project’s second phase. Yellow Brick Road Casino will undergo a total renovation, including the addition of the sports betting lounge, upgrades to the table games experience, all-new décor and other expansions to offer additional games and activities.