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The 2024 Turning Stone event in New York state attracted over 16,000 entries from players representing 38 states and four Canadian provinces. This record-breaking tournament awarded $6.2 million in total winnings, double the minimum guarantee, making it a successful event for the Oneida Indian Nation, which operates the casino.

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.

Several players from Central and Western New York also won money and Gold Ring tickets to the Vegas tournament. Ethan Bennett of Brooklyn was crowned WSOP Main Event Champion, winning $298,546 and his first-ever Gold Ring. 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. Contact him at or follow him on Twitter or Facebook for more updates on the latest casino events in New York.

In conclusion, Turning Stone’s record-breaking World Series of Poker event attracted thousands of players and lured visitors to New York state with its impressive winnings and prestige status as one of only a few casinos hosting such an event nationwide. With its continued success year after year, it is clear that Turning Stone is a leading destination for poker enthusiasts looking to compete against some of the best players in North America while potentially winning millions of dollars in prize money.

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