June 21, 2024

WSOP’s New York Stop: Turning Stone Resort Casino Boasts Record-Breaking Tournament

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

Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona recently hosted the only World Series of Poker event in New York state. 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, announced that 18 “Gold Ring” winning players would be sent 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 and won $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 Shane Friedlander Kerhonkson

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