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Turning Stone Casino Resort

Tribal Organization: Oneida Nation of New York

TURNING STONE CASINO RESORT

5218 Patrick Road
Verona, New York 13478-3012

(315) 361-7711
(800) 771-7711
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Turning Stone Casino

The first Indian casino in New York was the Turning-Stone Casino Resort. It opened on July 20, 1993.

This casino is owned by the Oneida Nation of New York. The tribe owns 2 other casinos: Point Place Casino in Brideport, NY and Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango, NY. The Oneida also own four SavOn Gas and Cigarettes stores with Indian gaming.

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News Turning Stone's "The Lounge with Caesars Sports" January 8, 2019 - The Oneida Nation is preparing to open betting lounges in each of its three casinos and brand them "The Lounge with Caesars Sports" under a license agreement with Caesars Entertainment. ... Read more News Turning Stone Named #1 Best NY Gaming Resort September 5, 2018 - For the third year in a row Casino Player Magazine has recognized Turning Stone Resort Casino as the #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York. This is one of 8 first place awards. ... Read more News Turning Stone celebrates 25th anniversary July 17, 2018 - In 1993 the original Turning Stone building was opened on a 400-acre site in Verona, NY. Two years later slot machines were added. ... Read more News Oneida Nation Opposes NY Sports Betting Bill
June 14, 2018 - Oneida Nation believes sports betting anywhere other than their Point Place Casino and Turning Stone Resort is a state violation of the tribe's gaming compact ... Read more
News Turning Stone Casino will add sports betting
May 14, 2018 - The Oneida Indians are preparing to offer sports betting at their Turning Stone Casino and intend to introduce it very soon. ... Read more

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The Turning Stone offers gaming, entertainment, dining, world-class golf, and resort accommodations. It is located 20 miles west of Utica on Hwy 365. 

In November 2016 plans were announced on a $20 million renovation project. The casino will be installing new chairs, furniture, and flooring. There will also be a new area designated for smoking guests. The hotel will also be undergoing upgrades to 285 guest rooms. The project is scheduled to be completed by early 2017.

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Open daily 24 hours
500,000 square foot casino
2,300 slot machines
Bingo - 1,350 seats - see our High Stakes Bingo page for full information.
Keno - games called every 5 minutes. Wagers start at $2.

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7 days a week
Computerized player waiting lists displayed on four 65" screens.
Tableside food and beverage service
Sporting events on 12 big-screen TVs

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Restaurants

TS Steakhouse - Located atop the Tower.  Received Open Table's 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America Award for 2015

Wildflowers - 65 seat restaurant at the Lodge.
Pino - Italian serves Dinner
Peach Blossom - Chinese and Thai serves Lunch and Dinner
Season's Harvest - Buffet serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Emerald - Open 24/7 American Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Delta Cafe - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
The Corner Market - Food hall
Opals - Bakery and confectionary

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Hotel

Turning Stone Casino is located within the Hotel
There are 700 guest rooms and suites.
AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge and The Tower Hotel

THE LODGE
AAA Four Diamond award-winning all-suite hotel.  Two-room suites average 550 sq. ft. with separate living room and bedroom.

THE HOTEL
AAA Three Diamond award-winning hotel features 268 rooms with 28 suites located in the center of the resort.

THE TOWER
AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel is the tallest building between Albany and Syracuse

THE INN - see our page "Inn at Turning Stone Resort Casino"

THE VILLAGES RV PARK
175 paved sites with full utility hookup.  Shuttle bus is a short ride from Turning Stone Resort Casino.

Ska:na Spa

2013 Readers' Choice Awards for Best Casino Spa and Best Golf Spa
Golf.com Premiere Resorts 2012 Silver Medal Award
Spa Finder Wellness Readers' awards for Best Spa for Men, Best Casino Hotel Spa, and Best Spa for Golf.

Golf

Named 2010 Most Excellent Golf Resort by Conde Nast Johansens

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Turning Stone's "The Lounge with Caesars Sports"

January 8, 2019

The Oneida Nation is preparing to open betting lounges in each of their three casinos in anticipation that New York State will allow sports betting sometime this year. Therefore, they have taken two important steps in recent days towards opening a sport betting operation.

First, they selected Scientific Games to install SG Digital's sports betting platform in each of their casinos. This is an advanced betting system designed around players. The agreement will be sent to the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) for review and approval.

Second, the Oneida signed a licensing partnership with Caesars Entertainment to use the branding name "The Lounge with Caesars Sports" in the their casino. This agreement will also be submitted to the National Indian Gaming Commission for review and approval.

The Turning Stone lounge will feature a 9-foot by 4-foot curved screen TV plus twelve 65-inch TVs and five 85-inch TVs.

The betting lounges will open first at Turning Stone Resort Casino and Point Place Casino followed later by the Yellow Brick Road.

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Turning Stone Named #1 Best NY Gaming Resort

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September 05, 2018

Recently the winners for Casino Player Magazine annual awards were announced. For three years in a row the #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York has been awarded to the Turning Stone Resort Casino. This year, the resort casino has won 18 awards.

Guests to all the casinos were given the opportunity to cast their votes for the different categories for the magazine's annual awards.

Overall eight first place titles were awarded this year to the Turning Stone Resort Casino. The Turning Stone was voted the best in: overall gaming resort, table game tournament, live poker, blackjack, bingo, hotel, poker tournament, and table game tournament. The Shenandoah Golf Club also won for Best Golf Course.

Other wins for Turning Stone Resort Casino were for best casino, craps, high limit room, dealers, roulette, and non-smoking casino. The resort also won for best rooms, spa, pool, and favorite casino resort to vacation at.

The Turning Stone Resort Casino is celebrating its 25 years in operation. Three Four Star awards were previously awarded to the resort casino earlier this year. Also, Three Four Star Diamond Awards were also given by AAA.

Located 30 miles to the east of Syracuse in Upstate New York, the Turning Stone Resort Casino is owned by the Oneida Indian Nation. The property offers a casino gaming floor of 125,000 square feet, four hotels, two spas, over 20 dining venues, an event area with 5,000 seats, a showroom, and five golf courses.

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Turning Stone celebrates 25th anniversary

July 17, 2018

The Turning Stone Resort Casino opened 25 years ago today. Located in Upstate New York, the casino resort is owned by the Oneida Indian Nation. It is the flagship casino resort for the tribe.

A celebration was held in honor of the anniversary in the Showroom. The room consisted of officials from Central New York and Oneida County. Also, hundreds of employees. Some of which have been with the casino resort since the opening 25 years ago.

A cake was made by the pastry chefs at the resort. It was designed as a replica of the Turning Stone Resort Casino property. It will be on display for guests to see in The Winter Garden at Turning Stone.

In the 1980's the tribe opened a bingo hall. In the 1990's the idea of expanded the bingo parlor into a casino began putting plans together. Over time, they faced lawsuits and other hurtles in their project. The tribe continued to push forward and eventually were able to grow their enterprise into the large casino resort that it is today.

In 1993 the original casino building was opened. Located on 400 acres in Verona. Two years later slot machines were added. Also, the bingo parlor was moved to a new location on Patrick Road. In 2002, the building was renovated that enlarged the gaming floor to its current layout.

The Turning Stone Casino Resort has also been a source for needed employment for the area. In 1995 Griffiss Air Force Base closed. Many people were laid off. The casino resort offered employment opportunities for many of those people.

Throughout the summer months, special events will be held to continue the casino resort's 25th anniversary. It is expected that this fall there will be an announcement regarding the future expansion of the casino.

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Oneida Nation Opposes NY Sports Betting Bill

June 14, 2018

Opposition to sports betting in New York State has been voiced by the Oneida Indian Nation. Recently the tribe submitted a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo stating their disagreement with the state legislature.

Point Place Casino and Turning Stone Resort are both owned by the tribe.

The tribe has been long opposed to the legalization of sports betting in New York. They believe it is a violation of their gaming compact with the state to allow sports betting to be offered at other gaming venues outside of the Oneida Indian Nation owned venues.

Under the proposed law the game could be operated by kiosks, phone apps, and other computer based means. The compact states that gambling and casino gaming will take place at no more than seven authorized casinos. If the new law goes into effect, the tribe believes this would be a violation since the game could be offered through a variety of different gaming options.

Arrangements and plans to offer sports betting are underway for the Oneida reservation. No date has been released for when the game will be offered. However, the tribe did state in a statement it would be in the near future. That statement was released on Monday by Joel Barkin, a spokesman for the tribe.

Sports betting at commercial casinos in New York was passed in a 2013 law. However, it is not known at this time if those gaming venues will begin the operation of the new game. New laws need to be approved first in order to expand wagering. In May it is expected that commercial casinos will begin offering sports betting.

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Turning Stone Casino will add sports betting

May 14, 2018

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sports betting could be now be offered, an announcement was made by the Oneida Indians. The tribe will begin to operate sports betting as one of their games. They are located in central New York in Verona. They are the owners of Turning Stone Casino.

The ruling over turned the previous federal law and gave authority to states to determine if they would allow the game to be operated.

The tribe intends to begin operating the game soon. Plans have been in the process since the law was being challenged and being heard by the courts.

Under the gaming compact negotiated between the state of New York and the Oneidas, allows for their casino to operate any of the state approved games. Additional approval is not required to be given from the state for the tribe to begin offering sports betting.

There are currently a variety of different games offered at the tribe's casinos. Sports betting will now be added to the list of games. The official start date has not been released. However, it will be soon.

The third casino owned by the tribe opened earlier this year.

The addition of sports betting to the list of offered games at the casinos will increase the amount of employees needed. The new game will also bring more guests.

The tribal nation intends to add sports betting to their list of offered games as a way to bring new revenue opportunities.

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