Turning Stone Casino Hosts Successful WSOP Circuit Event with Record-Breaking Winnings and Attendance

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

The Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York recently hosted the only World Series of Poker event in the state. The 12-day tournament, or circuit event, saw 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 success of the Turning Stone event sent 18 “Gold Ring” winning players to the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions main event in Las Vegas. Players from 38 states and four Canadian provinces participated in the tournament, totaling more than 16,000 entries. Ethan Bennett of Brooklyn was crowned the WSOP Main Event Champion at this year’s tournament and won $298,546 and his first-ever Gold Ring.

The tournament concluded on March 25 at Turning Stone’s Events Center. 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.

The Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York recently hosted the only World Series of Poker event in the state. The 12-day tournament, or circuit event, saw 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…

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