Turning Stone Resort Casino Wins Big with 2024 World Series of Poker Tournament: Breaking Records and Awarding $6.2 Million in Winnings

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

The 2024 Turning Stone event in New York recently concluded at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona. The 12-day tournament, or circuit event, saw record-breaking numbers 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 concluded with Ethan Bennett of Brooklyn being crowned the WSOP Main Event Champion, winning $298,546 and his first-ever Gold Ring.

Among the winners were players from Central and Western New York, including Edward Lupinski of Ilion, Budwey Salhab of Getzville, Leonid Kaplin of East Amherst, Travell Thomas of Orchard Park, Michael Rellinger of Tonawanda, and Shane Friedlander of Kerhonkson. The total payout for the Turning Stone Main Event was $1.8 million.

Turning Stone Resort Casino is owned by the Oneida Indian Nation and is located in Verona. It is the only casino in New York state to host a World Series of Poker (WSOP) circuit event and one of fewer than 20 casinos nationwide to do so. The WSOP is known as the largest, richest

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