The Oneida Indian Nation's Yellow Brick Road Casino is open for business.

A grand opening ceremony was held today at the $20 million, 60,000 square foot facility in Chittenango.

Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter says the Nation's success is linked to the success of the entire region. He says that's why they're investing right here in central New York.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX

The gaming venue is inspired by Chittenango’s close connection with the book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX

The casino feature over 430 Las Vegas-style cash slot machines, a 500-seat bingo hall and restaurants. It employees 250 people.