The Green Bay Packers has appointed Oneida Casino as its official team casino as part of an enhancement of its long-standing partnership with the Oneida Nation. The agreement has been described by the two parties as the first of its kind between the team and a casino, which follows changes in NFL guidelines that allow more robust partnerships with casinos.
Through the alliance, the Packers and Oneida Casino have also offered several sweepstakes this summer, giving fans a chance to win 2019 season tickets, as well as a VIP weekend for the Packers-Raiders game on Oct. 20, part of Fantennial Weekend presented by Oneida Casino. Fantennial Weekend will include a variety of events that will help celebrate 100 years of the NFL.
“As two strong Northeastern Wisconsin organizations, the Packers and Oneida Nation have a long history of working together,” said Craig Benzel, Packers Vice President of Sales and Business Development. “We look forward to continuing to build upon our partnership by creating new and exciting experiences for fans in the years ahead.”
“Oneida Casino is celebrating our 25th anniversary this year, and we are proud to help mark that milestone by enhancing our partnership with the Packers,” said Louise Cornelius, Gaming General Manager for Oneida Casino. “As the Official Casino of the Green Bay Packers, we are excited to work even more closely with the organization to offer unforgettable entertainment for fans, visitors and community members.”
The team and Oneida Nation have worked together on a number of different programs for more than 20 years, including a partnership since 2002 that includes the Oneida Nation Gate on the east side of Lambeau Field.