New York’s premier destination resort has been named #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort by Casino Player Magazine in its 2020 list of “Best in Gaming Awards.” A leading authority in gaming, Casino Player Magazine’s list of accolades also recognized Turning Stone for a record high of 27 total winnings spanning across the gaming industry.

Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (September 16, 2020) – Turning Stone Resort Casino has earned a record high of 27 Best of Gaming Awards for 2020 by Casino Player Magazine, a leading authority in the casino gaming industry, which includes the highest honor of being named the #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York.

The magazine’s annual Best of Gaming award-winners are hand-selected by casino visitors themselves. Turning Stone was recognized across the board for its outstanding games, luxury accommodations, exciting sports book, exceptional golf, and expert staff, earning 17 first-place awards:

  • Best Overall Gaming Resort
  • Best Hotel
  • Best Suites
  • Best Pool
  • Best Spa
  • Best Golf Course
  • Favorite Casino Resort for Vacation
  • Best Casino
  • Best Table Games
  • Best Table Game Tournament
  • Best Poker Tournament
  • Best Video Poker
  • Best Live Poker
  • Best Blackjack
  • Best Bingo
  • Best Sports Book Promotions
  • Friendliest Sports Book

In addition to being named the #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York for the fifth straight year, Turning Stone also received wins in several other categories including:

  • Best Dealers
  • Best Craps
  • Best Rooms
  • Best High Limit Room
  • Best Poker Room
  • Best Non Smoking Casino/Area
  • Best Prop Bets
  • Best Hotel Lobby
  • Best Roulette
  • Best Keno

“Being named New York’s #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort is a tremendous honor, and we are grateful to our guests and dedicated employees for helping us stay on top,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Turning Stone Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “This award is not something earned overnight – instead it is achieved through consistent dedication to exceptional guest service and providing the very best experience possible.  As we continue to adapt to the current environment, our commitment to these award-winning ideals will not waiver.”

This year, Turning Stone has been recognized by several other leading organizations, earning top accolades for its unparalleled amenities and superior guest service. Forbes Travel Guide, considered the world’s most prominent and respected name in luxury travel, awarded the resort with four of its Four Star awards. AAA also announced Turning Stone earned three Four Diamond Awards, and TS Steakhouse, Wildflowers and Pino Bianco received Wine Spectator’s highly-respected Awards of Excellence.


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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 four hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, a cabaret style Showroom, 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 “Best Countryside Hotel/Lodge” in 2018 by Condé Nast Johansens, and the #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York by Casino Player Magazine in 2020. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Wildflowers restaurant, Skʌ:nʌ́: spa, and TS Steakhouse, and, for more than a decade, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

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