Oneida Indians plan New York casino expansion with luxury outlet mall as new competition looms

The Oneida Indians have announced plans to develop a luxury outlet center with about 60 stores at their Turning Stone Resort Casino.

The 250,000-square-foot enclosed venue also will add new restaurants and a six-screen movie theater to the resort in Verona in central New York. The Oneida Indian Nation on Wednesday estimated the addition will result in another 5 million visits a year after it opens in the fall of 2016, roughly doubling the number Turning Stone receives now.

Ground will be broken this spring on the complex, which will be developed, leased and operated by Connecticut-based Gordon Group Holdings.

The announcement comes as New York state officials are poised to approve up to four additional full casinos in upstate areas as early as this month.