ONEIDA, NY – Turning Stone and representatives from the World Series of Poker (WSOP) celebrated the kick-off of New York’s first-ever WSOP tournament with a special event in the Lounge with Caesars Sports. Over the next 12 days, thousands of guests are expected to travel to Upstate New York and participate in the tournament and compete for a chance to win more than $1 million, a seat in the WSOP “Tournament of Champions” in Las Vegas, and 15 different opportunities to take home an iconic WSOP ring.
“For the next 12 days, Central New York will be the capital of poker in America,” said Guy Renzi, Vice President of Gaming for Oneida Nation Enterprises. “When people hear World Series of Poker, they know it’s going to be a massive tournament, huge guarantees, and exciting action, and when you couple that with Turning Stone’s impeccable reputation for guest service and providing exceptional guest experiences, you know this is going to be a March to remember.”
“We’ve had hundreds of players specifically ask about the event here at Turning Stone,” said Dennis Jones, World Series of Poker Tournament Director. “From the moment I pulled into the resort, I was truly amazed by the beauty of the property; from the restaurants to the hotels, I know the players are going to be excited to be here at Turning Stone.”
“Whether you’ve been playing poker for decades or just starting out, this is the perfect time to come out and get in on the World Series of Poker action,” said Frank Foti, Turning Stone Director of Poker. “We’ve had a lot of professional poker players get their start here at Turning Stone and we’re looking forward to welcoming many of them back and seeing a lot of new faces.”