New York’s premier destination resort earned a total of 18 “Best of Gaming Awards” for 2019 from Casino Player Magazine, a leading authority in the casino gaming industry, including the highest honor of being named the #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort.  These latest awards are added to an already impressive roster of awards earned this year, recognizing Turning Stone for its world-class amenities and superior guest service, including Casino Player Magazine’s Best Overall Dining and Best Overall Entertainment in New York, three Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards, three AAA Four Diamond Awards, two Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence, and several awards from respected national golf magazines including Golf Digest.

Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (September 9, 2019) – Turning Stone Resort Casino has won the highest honor in Casino Player Magazine’s 2019 Best of Gaming Awards by being named the #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York. Surpassing its number of first place wins last year, Turning Stone adds a total of 18 new Casino Player Magazine’s distinguished gaming awards for 2019.

The magazine’s annual Best of Gaming award-winners are hand-selected by casino visitors themselves, who evaluate gaming properties in a number of categories. Adding to its already impressive award roster, Turning Stone was lauded across the board for its outstanding games, luxury accommodations, exceptional golf and expert staff, earning 11 first-place wins:

  • #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort
  • #1 Best Casino
  • #1 Best Spa for Skʌ:nʌ́: Spa
  • #1 Best Golf Course, Shenendoah
  • #1 Best Table Game Tournament
  • #1 Best Poker Tournament
  • #1 Best Blackjack
  • #1 Best Live Poker
  • #1 Best Bingo
  • #1 Best Hotel
  • #1 Best Pool

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

  • Best Dealers
  • Best Craps
  • Best High Limit Room
  • Best Non-Smoking Casino
  • Best Roulette
  • Best Rooms
  • Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation at

“Every year we strive to be the newest and best casino resort in New York,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Turning Stone Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “This year’s awards from Casino Player Magazine reaffirms that we are meeting that commitment and continuing to set the bar for world-class entertainment and gaming.  We are grateful to our dedicated employees who make earning awards like this possible.”

Turning Stone continues to receive top accolades for its unparalleled amenities and superior guest service. Earlier this year, the internationally-renowned Forbes Travel Guide recognized the resort with three Four Star awards and AAA bestowed three of its elite Four Diamond Awards, distinguishing Turning Stone as the only resort in the entire northeast to earn three of both prominent awards. Turning Stone once again earned the distinguished honor of having two of its restaurants, TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers receive Wine Spectator’s highly-respected Awards of Excellence. Plus, the resort also earned Golf Digest’s coveted 2019 Editors’ Choice Award for the Best Golf Resort in the Americas in the Northeast.


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 2017 by Condé Nast Johansens, and the #1 Best Gaming Resort in New York by Casino Player Magazine in 2019. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Wildflowers restaurant and Skʌ:nʌ́: spa, Forbes Recommended Ratings for 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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