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Oneida Nation puts gaming machines at convenience store

The SavOn location in Canastota is right off the New York Thruway. Image from Google Maps

The Oneida Nation of New York is unveiling its newest gaming location today.

The tribe has installed 14 electronic machines at the SavOn Convenience Store in Canastota. The store is right off the New York Thruway.

"This will be a truly convenient gaming alternative for our customers,'' spokesperson Joel Barkin told The Syracuse Post-Standard.

There were conflicting reports about the nature of the devices. The Utica Observer Dispatch said they were Class II machines while other outlets said they were slot machines, which would be considered Class III.

The store is part of the tribe's land-into-trust application that was finalized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in June.

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Thruway travelers, others can play the slots when they fill up at CNY gas station (The Syracuse Post-Standard 11/8)
Oneidas expand gambling operations (The Utica Observer Dispatch 11/8)
Oneidas to put slot machines in convenience store (WKTV 11/7)