Top Players at Turning Stone Win Record $6.2 Million in World Series of Poker Payouts

In 2024, the Turning Stone event in New York state will send 18 “Gold Ring” winning players to the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions main event in Las Vegas. The tournament attracted over 16,000 entries from players representing 38 states and four Canadian provinces. Ethan Bennett of Brooklyn was crowned WSOP Main Event Champion, winning $298,546 and his first-ever Gold Ring.

The Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona hosted the 12-day tournament that awarded $6.2 million in total winnings, double the minimum guarantee. This amount surpassed the $5.4 million awarded last year, making it a successful event for the Oneida Indian Nation, which operates the casino. Several players from Central and Western New York also won money and Gold Ring tickets to the Vegas tournament. The tournament ran from March 14 to March 25 at Turning Stone’s Events Center, marking the third year that Turning Stone has hosted World Series of Poker events.

As one of only two casinos in North America to host a WSOP circuit event, Turning Stone joins fewer than 20 casinos across the country in providing this prestigious gaming event. With over $3.8 billion in prize money awarded since its inception in 1970, the World Series of Poker is known as the largest, richest, and most prestigious gaming event globally. Don Cazentre covers Upstate NY casinos for,, and The Post-Standard

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