Record-Breaking Turnout at Turning Stone’s 2024 World Series of Poker Event

Top Players at the World Series of Poker at Turning Stone Take Home Record $6.2 Million in Winnings

In a thrilling conclusion to the 2024 World Series of Poker event held at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, players from all over North America gathered to compete for the prestigious Gold Ring. With over 16,000 entries from 38 states and four Canadian provinces, this tournament set a new record for attendance. The Oneida Indian Nation, which operates the casino, proudly announced that they had awarded $6.2 million in winnings, double the minimum guarantee and an increase from last year’s $5.4 million prize money.

The tournament was held from March 14 to March 25 at Turning Stone’s Events Center and saw some incredible talent on display. Ethan Bennett of Brooklyn emerged victorious as the WSOP Main Event Champion and won an impressive $298,546 along with his first-ever Gold Ring.

Players from Central and Western New York also made their mark on the tournament, including Edward Lupinski of Ilion, Budwey Salhab of Getzville, Leonid Kaplin of East Amherst, Travell Thomas of Orchard Park, Michael Rellinger of Tonawanda and Shane Friedlander of Kerhonkson. The total payout for the Turning Stone Main Event was $1.8 million.

Turning Stone is the only casino in New York state to host a World Series of Poker circuit event and one of fewer than 20 in the country to do so. The World Series of Poker is known as the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world having awarded over $3.8 billion in prize money since its inception in Las Vegas in 1970.

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