The Oneida Indian Nation Responsible Gaming Pledge

In 1993, prior to the opening of our Turning Stone destination resort in Central New York, the Oneida Indian Nation made a commitment to the people of New York to use the revenue generated from gaming to reinvest in the long-term prosperity of our region and the State.

Twenty years later, we are now one of the largest employers in a sixteen county region employing nearly 5,000 workers. We bring more than four and half million visitors a year into our community. Every year we reinvest hundreds of millions of dollars back into the community by supporting local and state businesses.

As New York now explores whether or not to amend the state constitution to legalize Las Vegas-style gambling, the Oneida Nation believes that our successful experience underscores that the commitments we have lived by must be followed in order for the people of New York to benefit for this effort:

» The Oneida Indian Nation PLEDGES its continued support for responsible gaming that requires an investment in good-paying jobs with retirement benefits and health care.

» The Oneida Indian Nation PLEDGES its continued support for responsible gaming that will keep the majority of the revenue it generates from gaming reinvested into the local community.

» The Oneida Indian Nation PLEDGES its continued support for responsible gaming that is consistent with and does not undermine ongoing economic growth.

» The Oneida Indian Nation PLEDGES its continued support for responsible gaming that advances the quality of life in New York’s communities.

» The Oneida Indian Nation PLEDGES its continued support for responsible gaming that will attract businesses that are truly invested in local communities and are not making decisions based simply on what’s best for shareholders located outside of New York.

» The Oneida Indian Nation PLEDGES to all New Yorkers to follow and live by these commitments today and always.