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Oneida Nation announces $20M in investments for flagship casino

An artist's rendering of the new gaming floor at theTurning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Image by Oneida Nation

The Oneida Nation announced $20 million in upgrades at its flagship casino in New York.

The Turning Stone Resort Casino will be seeing a new gaming floor, a food hall and a floor-by-floor remodel of 285 hotel rooms. The work is being completed in phases, with a smoking area that will be separated from non-smoking portions debuting in less than two weeks.

“Turning Stone is one of the leading tourist destinations in the region: we are deeply committed to world-class service and being responsive to our guests – and then matching that commitment with guest-driven investments," Ray Halbritter, who serves as the tribe's official representative and CEO of its business enterprise, said in a press release. "This new project reflects that legacy – it shows our dedication to offering superior amenities and consistently evolving and elevating the guest experience at Turning Stone."

The food hall will open in late-December. The hotel upgrades will be completed the summer of 2018 although 80 rooms have already been remodeled.

In addition to Turning Stone, the tribe operates the Yellow Brick Road Casino, a smaller facility.

Read More on the Story:
As new casino prepares to open two hours away, Turning Stone expands (The Albany Times-Union 11/7)
Turning Stone to limit smokers to mini-casino; casino, hotel to get $20 million upgrade (The Syracuse Post-Standard 11/7)
Oneida Nation Announces $20 Million Investment In Turning Stone Casino (WIBX 11/7)
Turning Stone Casino to undergo $20M upgrade (WSYR 11/7)

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