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Turning Stone Named #1 Best Gaming Resort in New York by Casino Player Magazine

Adding to an already impressive roster of awards this year, Turning Stone Resort Casino has been honored with 16 of the coveted “Best of Gaming” awards from Casino Player Magazine, an authority in the casino gaming industry, which includes being named “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in New York State for the second straight year.  Throughout the year, Turning Stone has been continuously recognized for its world-class amenities and superior guest service, including three Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards, three AAA Four Diamond Awards, two Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence, TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, several awards from respected national golf magazines including Golfweek and Golf Digest and more.

For the second year running, Turning Stone Resort Casino has been awarded an impressive double-digit number of Casino Player Magazine’s distinguished Best of Gaming awards. Upstate New York’s premier destination resort received a total of 16 awards for 2017, including its second consecutive year being recognized as the “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in New York State. The magazine’s annual Best of Gaming award winners are hand-selected by casino visitors themselves, evaluating gaming properties in a number of categories. Once again in 2017, Turning Stone was lauded across the board for its top-notch games, luxury accommodations, outstanding golf and expert staff, earning nine first-place wins for Best Hotel, Best Suite, Best Golf Course, Best Table Game Tournament, Best Poker Tournament, Best Blackjack, Best Craps and Best Live Poker. 

“At Turning Stone, we continually seek to exceed guest expectations, so receiving more than a dozen guest-voted awards is particularly meaningful,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO. “The awards’ span across our various offerings, as well as the distinction as being named the Best Overall Gaming Resort, are truly a testament to our hardworking staff and our world-class facilities.”

In addition to the Best of Gaming Awards, Turning Stone has a long history of receiving top accolades for its unparalleled amenities and superior guest service.  Earlier this year, the internationally-renowned Forbes Travel Guide awarded the resort with three Four Star ratings and AAA bestowed three of its elite Four Diamond Awards, distinguishing Turning Stone as the only resort in the entire northeast to earn three of both prominent awards.  Turning Stone was also recently awarded a 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. With 95 percent of all reviews as “excellent” or “very good,” The Lodge at Turning Stone was recognized for the consistently excellent reviews it has earned from guests over the last year, with many noting the exceptional guest service, spacious and beautifully appointed rooms, Wildflowers restaurant and Sk?:n??: spa.  The resort’s TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers restaurant were each honored with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine and its three-championship golf courses earned Turning Stone a Golf Digest’s 2017 Editors’ Choice Award for Best Travel.

Award season continues for Turning Stone with the most recent recognition from Casino Player Magazine. In addition to being named the “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in New York, Turning Stone also received wins in several other categories including Best Pool, Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation at, Best Rooms, Best Spa, Best Casino, Best Dealers and Best Roulette.

Upstate New York’s premier resort encompasses an expansive 3,400 acres. In addition to its all-new gaming floor and exceptional gaming facilities, Turning Stone offers more than 20 restaurants and dining options, three championship-level golf courses and two nine hole courses, four hotels, an RV park, two spas, a 5,000 seat arena, a cabaret style showroom and several nightlife options with live entertainment every weekend. 

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