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The Iconic World Series of Poker® Arrives at Turning Stone

WSOP qualifying events at Turning Stone kicked-off on Monday, Nov. 1

As New York’s largest and most awarded Poker Room, Turning Stone’s variety of qualifiers offer poker players a chance to earn a trip to Las Vegas to compete in the WSOP “Tournament of Champions” in 2022

Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (November 4, 2021) – Turning Stone Resort Casino announced today it will serve as New York State’s first ever satellite host for the World Series of Poker®  (WSOP), the most prestigious and longest-running poker tournament in the country.  Throughout 2021 and 2022, Turning Stone poker players will have many opportunities to earn a seat for the WSOP “Tournament of Champions” in Las Vegas in 2022, along with big jackpots every week.

Turning Stone is distinguished as the first and only casino in New York to host official WSOP events.  Crowned New York’s #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort by Casino Player Magazine, Turning Stone offers poker players an award-winning gaming floor, a variety of hotel accommodations, more than 20 signature restaurants, bars and lounges, and more.

“We are thrilled to serve as New York’s first ever satellite host for the World Series of Poker, and provide this incredible opportunity to our guests,” said Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “We are proud of the fact that we are considered New York’s best poker destination, and being a satellite host for the WSOP promises to only build onto that reputation.”

WSOP Satellite Tournament Events

The first round of the WSOP events at Turning Stone are 27 satellite tournament events. Beginning on Monday, Nov. 1, the satellite events are held every Sunday through Wednesday until Wednesday, Dec. 15. Satellite events at Turning Stone will resume in January. With a $175 buy-in, poker players compete in the satellite tournaments, and the winners will receive a $1,400 seat in one of the next round of qualifying events – the Local Main Events at Turning Stone.

WSOP Local Main Events at Turning Stone

Poker players then move on to the WSOP Local Main Events at Turning Stone, which will be held on Sunday, Jan. 2; Sunday, March 6; and Sunday, May 1. Winners of the Local Main Event will receive a $10,000 seat to the WSOP “Tournament of Champions” in Las Vegas in 2022, as well as $3,000 in travel money.

WSOP Circuit Event

For the first time ever in New York State, Turning Stone will host an official WSOP Circuit Event March 17 – 28, 2022, with local poker players winning direct entry into the WSOP “Tournament of Champions” in Las Vegas in 2022. The WSOP Circuit Event will be held in the Turning Stone Event Center, allowing more than poker players to vie for their seat in Las Vegas.

For more information and to download a calendar of WSOP events at Turning Stone, including buy-ins and prizes click HERE.

About Turning Stone Resort Casino

A renowned, award-winning destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including five hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, The Lounge with Caesars Sports, a state-of-the-art sports betting lounge, The Showroom, an intimate concert venue, a 5,000 seat arena and several nightlife venues. Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone was named the #1 Best Gaming Resort in New York by Casino Player Magazine and the #1 Best Overall Dining in 2021. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Wildflowers restaurant, TS Steakhouse and Sk?:n??: Spa, and, for more than a decade, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel and Wildflowers restaurant. 

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711.

About the World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $3.29 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970.  In 2019, the event attracted 187,298 entrants from 118 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and awarded more than $293 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of WSOP Europe in 2007 and the WSOP Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. All WSOP events are subject to the then-current and applicable WSOP tournament rules. For more information, please visit

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