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Oneidas To Offer Sports Betting With Caesars Entertainment

Turning Stone Resort Casino
Turning Stone Resort Casino
Turning Stone Resort Casino

The Oneida Indian Nation says it will offer sports betting in partnership with Caesars Entertainment after a federal review and enactment of state regulations.

The Oneidas announced Wednesday they plan to open sport betting areas at their sprawling Turning Stone Resort Casino and two smaller casinos in central New York.

Sports betting is legal in New York, but casinos are waiting for state officials to approve regulations. The Oneidas are among New York casino operators striking deals with industry partners to offer sports betting as soon as feasible.

The Oneidas plan to offer it later this year after the regulations are issued and the National Indian Gaming Commission completes a review.

A U.S. Supreme Court decision overturned the longstanding ban on sports betting, clearing the way for state-based regulations.

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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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