Halbritter said because the Chittenango casino is on Oneida reservation land, no permission is needed from federal, state or local governments.
A 2013 state compact gave the Oneidas exclusive rights to gambling activity in a 10-county area surrounding its Turning Stone Casino in Verona, about 16 miles east of the Chittenango site.
Lee Park, a spokesman for the state Gaming Commission, confirmed Sunday that the state plays no role in regulating Class II gaming facilities such as the one planned by the Oneidas in Chittenango.
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"The Yellow Brick Road Casino will create numerous construction jobs for our local trade workers and more than 250 permanent positions once it opens," Halbritter said.
The new casino will be smaller and more casual than Turning Stone, which has gambling, golf courses, hotels, entertainment and restaurants. The Chittenango facility, which will be open 24 hours a day, will have more than 430 slot machines, a 500-seat bingo hall, two dining options, a country western bar and a general store.