World Series of Poker 2022
The 2022 World Series of Poker makes its New York debut at Turning Stone Resort Casino
Turning Stone hosts New York's first-ever satellite Circuit Events for the legendary World Series of Poker
March 17 - 28, 2022 | Over $1 Million in Guaranteed Events
Poker's most prestigious and longest-running tournament has come to Turning Stone, drawing some of the world's top players and poker enthusiasts to Central New York.
As New York's most awarded resort and the fifth largest tourist attraction in the state, Turning Stone offers a world-class stop on the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Event for players. While the March tournament offers more than $1 million in guaranteed events, perhaps an even bigger prize is one of the coveted gold rings that will move winners on to the Tournament of Champions - rings can only be won through official Satellite Circuit Events like Turning Stone.
Whether you're a professional poker player, an aspiring amateur, or play at any level in between, it's a thrilling time to be at Turning Stone, where the event has the whole place infused with excitement.
We're moving winners on to the 2022 WSOP Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas
Will you win a coveted seat at the world's top poker tournament?
Turning Stone ring winners will move on to the first-ever Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas July 18 - 20, open exclusively to any of the 88 bracelet winners and gold ring winners from the 2021/22 World Series of Poker Circuit season. Never have all winners been brought together for this final tournament in a given year. From rising stars to international legends, if you love poker, there are no seats at the table more coveted than these.
The story behind the World Series of Poker and the game itself
Learn more about the world's most prestigious poker tournament
"Why Ike, maybe poker just isn't your game," Doc said with a wry grin. Poker played a central role in the blockbuster movie Tombstone when Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday were the regulars around the tables. While Hollywood may have written the line, poker became a symbol of the westward expansion, though its origins date back centuries earlier. Poker's popularity soared after the Civil War when soldiers carried the game back home with them across the US. An American obsession was born.
Just over a century later, in 1969, a group of gamblers met in Reno for a contest that would send one of them home with bragging rights for poker's greatest player. The contest, dubbed the Texas Gamblers Reunion, included several high-stakes games over several days. As a result, some of the most notable poker players of the day were joined by a handful of sports celebrities in what inspired the first World Series of Poker, founded the following year in Las Vegas.
Today, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) has become the largest, longest-running and most prestigious gaming event globally, with more than $3.3 billion in total prize money paid throughout its 50+ year history.
Celebrate your winnings at Central New York's hottest nightclubs and best restaurants
From the casino floor to the dance floor, Turning Stone is Central New York's place to be
Ready to move the celebration from the casino floor to the dance floor? Exit 33 is Central New York's hottest address for nightlife and entertainment, with four unique venues in one.
Catch live music Friday and Saturday nights at the sexy, 1940s-inspired Turquoise Tiger nightclub. If classic rock is more your speed, turn up the fun at The Gig or for some down-home country with live music at Tin Rooster. Or enjoy a nightcap at the Atrium Bar.
With more than 20 restaurants on property, Turning Stone also offers exceptional fine dining, including two Forbes Four-Star Award-winning restaurants: TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers, the recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond Award. Both have also received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Reservations are highly recommended.