The Oneida Indian Nation has named Scientific Games (SG) as its sports betting supplier for three casinos in New York.
If the partnership is approved by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), SG will supply sports betting to the Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino and Point Place Casino.
Under the partnership the Oneida Indian Nation will use OpenBet, SG’s sports betting technology, across the three casinos.
Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO, said: “After rigorous assessment of the supplier market, we determined that partnering with Scientific Games and SG Digital will give our players the best sports betting experience starting on day one.”
Although sports betting is not yet legal in the state of New York, both SG and the Oneida Indian Nation “anticipate that sports betting in New York may be authorized in 2019.”
Jordan Levin, SG Digital CEO said: “Sports betting is taking the US by storm, with quick-to-market operators in early regulated states seeing huge success.
“By partnering with the Oneida Indian Nation who has secured the Caesars Entertainment brand, we’re planning to mirror that success in New York as soon as sports betting is authorized there.”
Last week The Oneida Indian Nation announced that it had partnered with Caesars Entertainment for sports betting in New York.
Through the agreement with Caesars, sports betting will be offered at the Oneida Indian Nation’s three casinos with the opening of “The Lounge with Caesars Sports” later this year.
The partnership was described as a “licensing and branding alliance” and will provide sponsorship opportunities for both Caesars and the Oneida Indian Nation.
The deal with Caesars is also subject to approval from the NIGC and the New York State Gaming Commission’s sports betting regulation.