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Turning Stone Resort Casino

5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY 13478, USA

Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, is operated by the Oneida Indian Nation (OIN) and opened in 1993.

Facilities

The Turning Stone Resort Casino offers 2,080 slot machines, which accept both prepaid casino cards and cash paper currency. The casino currently has machines from manufacturers including IGT, Bally’s, Aristocrat and Konami. 

There are also 85 live table games available on the casino floor, including blackjack, craps, roulette, sic bo, casino war and wheel games.

The Turning Stone Poker Room has 32 tables and offers four poker variants at different limits. The casino also hosts New York’s only World Series of Poker tournament, with the 12-day event running each year. In 2023, there were 14,658 total entries at Turning Stone from 38 different states and $5.4m paid out in winnings. 

In keeping with its roots, the Turning Stone Casino still offers bingo at its High Stakes Hall on the property. This venue has 1,358 seats and offers a variety of bingo games, including Boogie Bingo and Mark in the Dark Bingo, which have DJs. The casino also offers Keno games daily.

Sports betting is also available at the TS Sports betting desks, which are open daily until 10pm.

History and Renovations

Construction on the land began in 1984, with the plans to open a hotel and bingo hall. The Oneida Indian Nation’s High Stakes Bingo Hall would open in 1985, with disagreements in the rest of the plans delaying any further building.

The plans would change several times until the casino eventually opened on July 15, 1993.

Two years later, in 1995, the Oneida Indian Nation’s High Stakes Bingo would move to the Turning Stone Resort Casino location. Later on in the same year, slot machines were introduced for the first time.

In 1997, OIN built a water tower nearby to the casino and donated it to the town of Verona. The Turning Stone resort casino itself also received a renovation, with a new hotel and an increased gaming floor which would fit an additional 147 tables and 1,200 slot machines.

In 1998, Turning Stone would unveil a dedicated poker room and its first golf course, and an 800-seat showroom a year later.

The casino wouldn’t undergo any more renovations until 2022, when it would begin a number of major expansions. 

In 2002, OIN announced the addition of two more golf courses on the property, another gaming expansion and a new showroom. As part of this, Turning Stone would open the only Ticketmaster-approved venue in the area.

Possibly the largest renovation was in 2004. Turning Stone would open two more hotels, The Lodge and The Tower, with over 400 rooms between them. The casino also added a 5,000-seat event center and a 2,400 capacity car garage. Another golf course was opened, with The Golf Dome opening a few months later. 

On July 21, 2023, OIN announced a $370m renovation in Turning Stone Resort Casino. This project is led by architecture and design firm Gensler and will feature a new conference center, outdoor event spaces, hotel, social club and onsite medical center.

Tribal Information

The Oneida Indian Nation (OIN) is a federally recognized Tribe headquartered in Verona, New York. They are one of the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, or Haudenosaunee. In addition to its gaming operations, the OIN also owns and operates the SavOn gas stations and convenience stores.

Corporate Partners

Tesla: On June 6, 2023, Turning Stone Resort Casino announced that it would partner with Tesla to develop the automaker’s first Sales, Service, and Delivery (SSD) center in the region. 

International Boxing Hall of Fame: For several years, Turning Stone has partnered with the International Boxing Hall of Fame to host induction weekend fights, among others in the schedule.

Caesars: On January 7, 2022, Oneida Nation Enterprises partnered with Caesars Sportsbook to bring mobile sports betting to New York, expanding upon the previous retail sports wagering partnership between the two.

The New York Responsible Play Partnership: Comprised of the New York State Gaming Commission, the Office of Addiction Services and Supports and the New York Council on Problem Gambling, the authority highlights services available to tackle problem gambling. Turning Stone resort casino partnered with the authority on June 20, 2023.

Non-gaming facilities

Hotel

There are five hotel areas with over 700 guest rooms and suites across the different locations. These include The Lodge, The Tower, The Hotel, Sandstone Hollow Inn and The Inn. As displayed on the resort website, each of the hotels is catered toward a different audience. The Tower and Hotel are near the gaming floor while The Lodge is closer to the pool and fitness center.

RV Resort

The Villages at Turning Stone RV Park was first opened in 1994 and offers 175 sites with full utility hook-up and internet services. The site is open seasonally and offers a free shuttle ride to the casino.

Entertainment 

The Event Center is a 5,000-seat concert arena and convention center that hosts music, performance and comedy acts. This venue operates with Ticketmaster. 

The Showroom is an atrium theater that offers a more intimate environment.

Golf

There are five different golf courses at Turning Stone Resort Casino, each of them offering a slightly different experience. These are Atunyote, Kaluhyat, Shenandoah, Pleasant Knolls and Sandstone Hollow. 

There’s also a Sportsplex that offers private golf lessons, a golf superstore and a golf academy.

Spa & Fitness Center

Turning Stone Resort Casino has both the Skaná and the Ahsi Day Spa, which offers treatments, sauna facilities and salon services.

There is also a fitness center in The Tower for guests to use.

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