As previously reported, Caesars Entertainment has made yet another US sports betting partnership. The gaming giant will be providing NY sports betting to three casinos run by the Oneida Indian Nation. The deal states that while the Oneida Indian Nation will be running the casinos, Caesars will help organize all sports betting operations at Turning Stone Sportsbook, Yellow Brick Sportsbook and Point Place Sportsbook. And with New York legislation set to begin preliminary voting on sports betting, that partnership may be off and running soon.
The three properties are all based between Utica and Syracuse and will be ready to launch NY sportsbooks as soon as New York legislators and the National Indian Gaming Commission clear the path. This development, well-timed in the infancy of the NY sports betting market, might set the trend for other tribes in the region as well. The groundwork for sports betting in the state has been long laid out, thanks to sports-targeted inclusive language in the 2013 bill to permit the three casinos to launch operations.
As New York gains momentum toward a sports betting deal, neighboring casinos in the state could follow in the footsteps of the Oneida tribe. Western New York is the home of three casinos, property of the Seneca Nation. The tribe, however, hasn’t shared any updates on its plans regarding NY sports betting, but there are expectations for a del Lago Sportsbook.
Some other NY sportsbooks that may be coming soon are:
NY Sports Betting May Arrive Soon In 2019 As Vote Awaits
Now that the federal ban has been lifted, it’s only a matter of time for legal New York sports betting at land-based casinos. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration have been also laying the bricks for online NY sports betting apps for a few months. The state has also signed several agreements with tribes in northern New York to allow sportsbooks on their properties.
The regulation for sportsbooks and NY mobile apps could come sooner than we think. The state Gaming Commission is set to meet today, Jan. 28, in Manhattan, where a preliminary vote is expected on rules that would let the certain casinos in the state accept wagers on sports. Wagers would have to be made in person.
Turning Stone Casino, The Oneidas’ flagship casino, will likely be the first one in the region to accept sports wagers, courtesy of Caesars. In Central New York, Yellow Brick Road and Point Place are also positioned to launch the first NY sportsbooks.