Turning Stone Casino

Turning Stone Casino is an enterprise by the Oneida Indian Nation, according to Gert Gambell. Turning Stone Casino opened in 1993 with 130 table games, Ruby Buffet restaurant and a coffee shop. Turning Stone Casino employed about 1,800 people at that time. More or less 500,000 people frequent Turning Stone Casino for the first two months of operations. In 1995, Turning Stone Casino offered 50 instant multi-game machines, which replaced the traditional slot machines. In 1996, Turning Stone Casino expanded with the construction of new hotel, restaurants and retail shops. In 1997, Turning stone hotel opens to the public.

More restaurants opened at Turning Stone Casino too. Emerald, Crystals Diner, Forest Grill Steakhouse, Pino Bianco Trattoria and Opals Confectionary became new dining destinations in Turning Stone Casino. An additional 147 table games and 1,200 instant multi-game machines were added. Also, workforce in Turning Stone Casino increased to 2,850 workers. In 1998, poker room was opened at Turning Stone Casino. In 2003, a 2-year $308 million expansion program in Turning Stone Casino begins with the construction of phase I. This expansion includes a 98-suite hotel, a luxury spa and 2,400-car garage.

Turning Stone Casino is located between Utica and Rome, Central New York. Turning Stone Casino is considered as the fifth largest tourist attraction in the state of New York. Turning Stone Casino has some 4.5 million visitors yearly mostly from United States and Canada. From its humble beginnings as small bingo parlor in 1979, Turning Stone Casino has become a major gaming and golf destination in the United States.

Turning Stone Casino offers high stakes bingo, live poker, 103 table games for players. Table games at Turning Stone Casino include blackjack, craps, roulette, Pai Gow, mini Baccarat, Cashless instant mutli-games, video keno and pull tabs.

In order to be able to gamble at Turning Stone Casino you need to be 18 years old and above. The Poker Room at Turning Stone Casino contains 22 tables that could accommodate as many as 221 players. Four different types of poker are played in the Turning Stone Casino. Turning Stone Casino also sponsors poker tournaments and special events. Turning Stone Casino also offers high stakes bingo. Turning Stone Casino is in fact one of the top ten bingo halls in the entire America, with bingo games offered from morning until night. Bingo Turning Stone Casino range from $10 to $60. For level 1, the payout starts at $250 and go as high as $3,000 for level 3.