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Oneida Indian Nation Plans Third Central NY Casino

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The Oneida Indians say they will expand their gambling operations in central New York with a third casino near Syracuse.

The Point Place Casino will be built in Bridgeport, less than 50 miles from the del Lago Resort and Casino in the Finger Lakes region. The Lago is one of three Las Vegas-style casinos that have recently opened in upstate New York. A fourth new casino in the Catskills is under construction.

The Oneida Indian Nation says their new casino will have nearly 500 slot machines and 20 table games when it opens in spring 2018.

It will be smaller than the Oneida's Turning Stone Resort Casino, which has 2,000 slots and table games in Verona, New York. The Oneidas also operate the Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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