Turning Stone Casino Breaks WSOP Circuit Record with $6.2 Million in Winnings and 18 “Gold Ring” Champions

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

The World Series of Poker event held at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York recently concluded with record-breaking numbers. The 12-day tournament or circuit event saw a total of $6.2 million in winnings awarded, double the minimum guarantee and an increase from the $5.4 million awarded last year. This news was shared by 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. Players from 38 states and four Canadian provinces participated in the event, totaling more than 16,000 entries. Ethan Bennett of Brooklyn was 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.

The tournament was held from March 14 to March 25 at Turning Stone’s Events Center. Turning Stone is owned by the Oneida Indian Nation and is the only casino in New York state to host a World Series of Poker circuit event and one of fewer than 20 casinos nationwide to do so. The World Series of Poker is known as the largest, richest, and most prestigious gaming event in

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