Turning Stone Resort Casino Hosts Record-Breaking World Series of Poker Event in New York State

Top Players at the World Series of Poker at Turning Stone Take Home Record $6.2 Million in Winnings

Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona recently hosted the only World Series of Poker event in New York state. The 12-day tournament, also known as a circuit event, attracted a record number of entries, money won and visitors to the region. In total, $6.2 million in winnings were awarded, which was double the minimum guarantee and an increase from the $5.4 million awarded last year.

The Oneida Indian Nation, which operates the casino, shared this news in a press release. The tournament saw players from 38 states and four Canadian provinces participating, with a total of more than 16,000 entries. Among the winners were players from Central and Western New York, including Ethan Bennett of Brooklyn who was crowned the WSOP Main Event Champion and won $298,546 and his first-ever Gold Ring.

Turning Stone is owned by the Oneida Indian Nation and is the only casino in the Northeast to host a WSOP circuit event and one of fewer than 20 in the country to do so. The World Series of Poker is known as the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world having awarded over $3.8 billion in prize money since its inception in Las Vegas in 1970.

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