Turning Stone Casino’s WSOP Event Tops Records in 2024: More Than $6 Million in Winnings and Increased Visitors to the Region.

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

In March 2024, the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona hosted its only World Series of Poker (WSOP) event in New York state. The tournament, which lasted 12 days and was classified as a circuit event, attracted record-breaking numbers of entries, money won, and visitors to the region. A total of $6.2 million in winnings were awarded, double the minimum guarantee and an increase from the $5.4 million awarded last year.

The success of the Turning Stone event sent 18 “Gold Ring” winning players to the WSOP Tournament of Champions main event in Las Vegas, another record for the tournament. Players from 38 states and four Canadian provinces participated in the event, totaling more than 16,000 entries. The tournament concluded with Ethan Bennett of Brooklyn being 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

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