Turning Stone earned a record high 31 Best of Gaming Awards from Casino Player Magazine, the most of any casino in New York. This national recognition follows the announcement of a $370 million evolution of Turning Stone, the largest expansion in the resort’s history. The reinvestment will be a complete transformation of Upstate New York’s premier destination resort with a new conference center, outdoor spaces, a new restaurant and a brand-new 258 room hotel. 

Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (August 11, 2023) –– Turning Stone Resort Casino has been named New York’s #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort by Casino Player Magazine, and  earned a record-breaking total 31 Best of Gaming Awards for 2023, the most of any casino in New York. Casino Player Magazine, the leading authority in the casino gaming industry, recognized Turning Stone with its highest honor for the eighth consecutive year.

The winners of Casino Player Magazine’s annual Best of Gaming awards are selected by guests and acknowledge exceptional guest service, remarkable accommodations, outstanding experiences, and unique amenities. Turning Stone was recognized with first-place awards across several categories beyond gaming, including golf, accommodations and spa:

  • #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort
  • #1 Best Hotel
  • #1 Best Pool
  • #1 Best Spa
  • #1 Best Golf Course
  • #1 Best Casino Resort to Vacation at
  • #1 Best VIP Lounge/Area
  • #1 Best Table Games
  • #1 Best Table Game Tournaments
  • #1 Best Poker Room
  • #1 Best Poker Tournaments
  • #1 Best Craps
  • #1 Best Bingo
  • #1 Best Keno
  • #1 Best Overall Sports Book
  • #1 Best Sports Betting Options

The distinction of being named the #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York comes on the heels of Turning Stone’s historic announcement of a $370 million evolution, its largest transformation ever. The reinvestment will be a complete evolution of Upstate New York’s premier destination resort with a new 77,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art conference center, a brand-new, 258-room hotel called The Crescent and an upscale seafood restaurant, Salt Seafood & Raw Bar, with outdoor and private dining options. The evolution will also include NY Rec & Social Club, Turning Stone’s newest nightlife destination and sports lounge, which is scheduled to open in December.

“We take great pride in awards such as these, especially as we celebrate Turning Stone’s 30th anniversary and begin its largest evolution in two decades,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Turning Stone Enterprises CEO. “The contributions of all of our team members, no matter where they work or what job they do, have helped establish Turning Stone’s exceptional standards for guest service and experiences and will continue to help us elevate these standards during our next 30 years and beyond.”

To support this tremendous growth and ongoing diversification at Turning Stone and across all of the Oneida Indian Nation’s enterprises, Turning Stone will be hiring for hundreds of new positions at the Turning Stone Hiring Expo on August 22, 2023.

Candidates will be able to learn more about these new opportunities and open positions, including hotel front desk clerks, cooks, servers, dealers, massage therapists, sports book writers, and more. The Turning Stone Hiring Expo will feature dozens of interactive booths staffed by current Team Members, offering job seekers opportunities to explore hundreds of exciting careers across the Oneida Indian Nation’s enterprises. Pre-register for the event HERE.

Event Details

Date:                  Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Time:                 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Location:          Turning Stone Event Center

Closest parking available in the parking garage


About Turning Stone Resort Casino

A renowned, award-winning destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including five hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, The Lounge with Caesars Sports, a state-of-the-art sports betting lounge, The Showroom, an intimate concert venue, a 5,000 seat arena, and several nightlife venues. Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone was named the #1 Best Gaming Resort in New York by Casino Player Magazine and the #1 Best Overall Dining in 2023. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Wildflowers restaurant, TS Steakhouse, and Skʌ:nʌ́: Spa, and, for more than a decade, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711.

Media Contact:
Kelly Abdo, Director of Public Relations
Turning Stone Enterprises