Sports Betting Begins at CNY Casinos: 8-1-19


JENNIFER: IT’S OPENING DAY FOR SPORTS BETTING IN NEW YORK STATE! THE GO-AHEAD FROM THE GAMING COMMISION HAPPENING IN JUNE LED TO THE CREATION OF NEW JOBS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK. DAN: THE LONG-AWAITED SPORTSBOOK WILL OFFICIALLY LAUNCH THIS MORNING AT TURNING STONE AND ALSO POINT PLACE CASINO IN BRIDGEPORT… THAT’S WHERE NEWSCHANNEL NINE’S FARAH JADRAN IS LIVE THIS MORNING. FARAH — AWHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT IF THEY STOP BY? FARAH: THE ONEIDA INDIAN NATION TELLS US, THINK “LAS VEGAS COMING TO CENTRAL NEW YORK.” TO PULL OFF THIS NEW FEATURE AT ITS CASINOS, THE NATION HIRED DOZENS OF PEOPLE TO WORK “THE LOUNGE WITH CAESARS SPORTS” VENUES INSIDE CASINOS LIKE HERE AT POINT PLACE. NEW JOBS HERE AND AT THE NATION’S OTHER CASINOS FOR SPORTS BETTING INCLUDE MANAGERS, TICKET WRITERS, BARTENDERS AND LINE COOK POSITIONS. IT WAS JUST LAST YEAR THAT TURNING STONE CELEBRATED ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY — ESTIMATING ABOUT 5,000 JOBS HAD BEEN ADDED TO THE REGION OVER THE YEARS. NATION LEADERS HAVE BEEN LOOKING AHEAD TO SPORTSBOOK FOR A LONG TIME TO CONTINUE JOB GROWTH. JULY 2018 — Ray Halbritter, CEO, Nation Enterprises: “Sportsbook is another part of people’s guest experience here that they will enjoy and of course as a part of our business plan and we see a good future there for not only us, but the state as well.” FARAH: DOWN THE THRUWAY — DEL LAGO IS ALSO OPENING UP SPORTS BETTING FOR CUSTOMERS. AS FOR THE ONEIDA NATION’S CHITTENANGO CASINO… YELLOW BRICK ROAD — IT WILL OFFER SPORTS BETTING BY THE START OF THE NFL REGULAR SEASON. LIVE IN BRIDGEPORT, FARAH JADRAN, NEWSCHANNEL NINE. DAN: ONONDAGA COUNTY IS GEARING UP FOR ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT UNDERTAKINGS IN A DECADE – THE

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