The Oneida Indian Nation will open “The Lake House at Sylvan Beach” in May 2020, just in time for the summer rush to the resort village, featuring an amusement park, camping facilities, marinas on Oneida Lake, and a wide array of restaurants and shops.
The two-story facility will boast a gaming area with 100 slot machines and dining attractions, situated on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake.
Greg Horan, Mayor of Sylvan Beach, particularly welcomes an established operator like the Oneida Indian Nation to town. The Tribe operates the award-winning Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, Point Place Casino in Bridgeport, and Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango.
“They take care of their properties and they employ people, which are two good things. The more people that come to Sylvan Beach is better for Sylvan Beach,” Horan said of the venue, expected to employ 60 people.
The new indoor-outdoor dining and gaming venue will take the place of the former DiCastro’s in Sylvan Beach.
The venue will help revitalize the area and increase the Nation’s positive impact on New York State. This year marked record revenues for the Tribe, which generated $70 million for New York State, including $18 million for Oneida County.
Since the signing of the 2013 settlement between the Oneida Indian Nation, New York State, and counties in Central New York, $330 million has benefitted New York State and $100 million for Oneida County.
“When we signed the historic 2013 settlement, we knew that working together would pay big dividends for Central New York — and the revenues prove that we were right,” Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter said in a statement.
“We are thrilled to be expanding on this success with the new Sylvan Beach project, which will continue to make Central New York a world-class tourist destination and support the local economy with new jobs and new public revenues.”