Oneida Nation Begins Construction on $40 Million-Plus Casino in Upstate New York

The construction of Point Place Casino will follow a project labor agreement with Central New York trade unions, creating 250 local construction jobs.

📅   Mon April 03, 2017 - National Edition
Sean Martinelli - Localsyr.com



A new casino is being planned for Bridgeport along the border of Cicero and Onondaga County, according to a press release from the Oneida Nation.

Point Place Casino is expected to open by spring 2018 and will be located on Route 31 near the corner of Bridgeport-Kirkville Rd.

Construction is expected to begin this May.

The facility will be approximately 65,000 square feet and feature nearly 500 popular slot machines and 20 table games.

At least two casual restaurants and a bakery will be included in the casino as well.

“We are thrilled to announce this new investment in Central New York, and are confident it will continue the success we have had in working hand-in-hand with the local community to create good jobs and generate public revenues,” Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO, said.

Point Place Casino will create 200 full and part-time jobs in the town of Sullivan in Madison County, according to the release.

Hiring will begin in fall 2017.

As with all major Oneida Nation projects, the construction of Point Place Casino will follow a project labor agreement with Central New York trade unions, creating 250 local construction jobs.