Top Players at Turning Stone Win Record $6.2 Million in World Series of Poker Payouts

Turning Stone Resort Casino Shines in the Spotlight with Record-Breaking World Series of Poker Event

The World Series of Poker event in New York state concluded with record-breaking numbers of entries, money won, and visitors lured to the region. The 12-day tournament at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona awarded $6.2 million in total winnings, double the minimum guarantee. This amount surpassed the $5.4 million awarded last year, making it a successful event for the Oneida Indian Nation, which operates the casino.

The 2024 Turning Stone event sent 18 “Gold Ring” winning players to the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions main event in Las Vegas, another record for the Turning Stone event. The tournament attracted over 16,000 entries from players representing 38 states and four Canadian provinces. Ethan Bennett of Brooklyn was crowned WSOP Main Event Champion, winning $298,546 and his first-ever Gold Ring.

Several players from Central and Western New York also won money and Gold Ring tickets to the Vegas tournament. The tournament at Turning Stone’s Events Center ran from March 14 to March 25, marking the third year that Turning Stone has hosted World Series of Poker events. As the only casino in the Northeast to host a WSOP circuit event, Turning Stone joins fewer than 20 casinos across the country in providing this prestigious gaming event.

The World Series of Poker is known as the largest, richest, and most prestigious gaming event globally, having awarded over $3.8 billion in prize money since its inception in 1970. Don Cazentre covers Upstate NY casinos for,, and The Post-Standard

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