Nation | Tribe: Oneida Nation of New York
5218 Patrick Road
Verona, New York 13478-3012
24 Hour Bingo Jack Pot Line - (800) 782-1938
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The first Indian casino in New York was the Turning-Stone Casino Resort. It opened on July 20, 1993.
This casino is owned by the Oneida Nation of New York. The tribe owns 2 other casinos: Point Place Casino in Brideport, NY and Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango, NY. The Oneida also own four SavOn Gas and Cigarettes stores with Indian gaming.
The Turning Stone offers gaming, entertainment, dining, world-class golf, and resort accommodations. It is located 20 miles west of Utica on Hwy 365.
In November 2016 plans were announced on a $20 million renovation project. The casino will be installing new chairs, furniture, and flooring. There will also be a new area designated for smoking guests. The hotel will also be undergoing upgrades to 285 guest rooms. The project is scheduled to be completed by early 2017.
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Open daily 24 hours
500,000 square foot casino
2,300 slot machines
80 Table Games
Includes Blackjack, Craps, Caribbean Stud Poker, Let it Ride, Roulette, Acey Deucey (Red Dog), Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Baccarat, Sic Bo, Texas Hold'Em, Mini Bac, Midi Bac (Macau style), Big Six Money Wheels, Casino War.
7 days a week
Computerized player waiting lists displayed on four 65" screens.
Tableside food and beverage service
Sporting events on 12 big-screen TVs
High Stakes Bingo played daily - 350 seats
Call Bingo Hotline (800) 782-1938 for session info.
Keno - games called every 5 minutes. Wagers start at $2.
TS Steakhouse - Located atop the Tower. Received Open Table's 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America Award for 2015
Wildflowers - 65 seat restaurant at the Lodge.
Pino - Italian serves Dinner
Peach Blossom - Chinese and Thai serves Lunch and Dinner
Season's Harvest - Buffet serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Emerald - Open 24/7 American Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Delta Cafe - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
The Corner Market - Food hall
Opals - Bakery and confectionary
Turning Stone Casino is located within the Hotel
There are 700 guest rooms and suites.
AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge and The Tower Hotel
AAA Four Diamond award-winning all-suite hotel. Two-room suites average 550 sq. ft. with separate living room and bedroom.
AAA Three Diamond award-winning hotel features 268 rooms with 28 suites located in the center of the resort.
AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel is the tallest building between Albany and Syracuse
THE INN - see our page "Inn at Turning Stone Resort Casino"
Opening date April 2021. 109 guest rooms.
THE VILLAGES RV PARK
175 paved sites with full utility hookup. Shuttle bus is a short ride from Turning Stone Resort Casino.
2013 Readers' Choice Awards for Best Casino Spa and Best Golf Spa
Golf.com Premiere Resorts 2012 Silver Medal Award
Spa Finder Wellness Readers' awards for Best Spa for Men, Best Casino Hotel Spa, and Best Spa for Golf.
Named 2010 Most Excellent Golf Resort by Conde Nast Johansens
November 12, 2020
Oneida Indian Nation will soon enforce additional screening protocols for out-of-state visitors to the Turning Stone Casino Resort, Point Place Casino and Yellow Brick Road Casino.
In addition to temperature screening, face masks and other safety precautions introduced last spring, the Oneida casinos will add these new entry restrictions requiring quarantine:
All out-of-state visitors, excluding Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Vermont, will have to quarantine for three days and pass testing on the fourth day before entering a casino.
All casino employees that travel out of state for more than 24 hours, must be tested and quarantined for 14 days if showing signs of COVID-19 symptoms.
These new admission protocols will be implemented at these Oneida Nation casinos:
Turning Stone Casino Resort - Verona, NY (315) 361-7711, (800) 771-7711
Point Place Casino - Bridgeport, NY (315) 366-9610
Yellow Brick Road Casino - Chittenango, NY (315) 366-9400
October 7, 2020
Turning Stone is New York's first-place winner in the top three gaming categories of the 2020 Best of Gaming Awards published by Casino Player Magazine. It is the 25th anniversary of these awards.
Turning Stone Resort Casino was named Best Overall Gaming Resort, Best Casino and Best Hotel. Other Native American casino placing in the top three are Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
2020 BEST OF GAMING AWARDS
BEST OVERALL GAMING RESORT
1. Turning Stone Resort Casino
Verona, New York
2. Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
Salamanca, New York
3. del Lago Resort & Casino
Waterloo, New York
1. Turning Stone Resort Casino
Verona, New York
2. Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Niagara Falls, New York
3. Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
Salamanca, New York
1. Turning Stone Resort Casino
Verona, New York
2. Resorts World Catskills
Monticello, New York
3. Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Niagara Falls, New York
For the complete list of all categories and all winners in the 2020 Best of Gaming Awards, visit Casino Player Magazine.
June 10, 2020
Oneida Nation reopened Turning Stone Resort Casino and its two other casinos today at 8:00AM. Guests must live within 120 miles of the casino, pass a temperature check and wear mandatory face coverings. Employees must wear masks and gloves.
May 26, 2020
Oneida Indian Nation plans to reopen its three casinos on Wednesday, June 10 - Turning Stone Resort Casino , Point Place Casino and Yellow Brick Road Casino & Sports Book . Turning Stone is now accepting room reservations for dates beginning June 10 at The Lodge, The Tower, The Hotel and The Inn.
To insure the health and safety of guests and workers, Oneida Nations will follow a "Safer Together" plan in the first phase of reopening its facilities.
The key points of the "Safer Together" plan include:/p>
Guests and workers must wear face coverings.
Guest must live within 120 miles of the casino and verified by ID.
Guest identification may become used in contact racing if necessary.
Workers with direct contact with guests must wear gloves. This includes all workers on the gaming floor, in the restaurants and at registration desks.
Restaurants and bars must maintain six feet of separation between tables. There will be no self-service food in any facility. Buffets are closed.
Live entertainment at the Showroom or Event Center is temporarily suspended.
November 30, 2019
The Turning Stone Resort Casino will soon break ground on construction of a new 109-room Hampton Inn by Hilton. The new hotel will reflect the exterior design of the Turning Stone properties and increase the total number of onsite guest rooms to 818. The grand opening will be in mid-2020.
The Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO, Ray Halbritter, stated:
"We see the new Hampton Inn as a strong complement to all that is offered at Turning Stone, and we are always thrilled to help generate and maintain additional economic activity in the area.
"Many businesses have literally grown up around Turning Stone and that's a good thing, and evidence that our enterprises are a magnet and strong economic engine for the entire region."
September 13, 2019
Turning Stone Resort Casino won 18 first-place awards in the recent 2019 Best of Gaming Awards presented by Casino Player Magazine.
Turning Stone won the magazine's most prestigious award by winning the #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York.
The list of #1 Best Awards received by Turning Stone include:
#1 Best Overall Gaming Resort
#1 Best Casino
#1 Best Hotel
#1 Best Golf Course
#1 Best Table Game Tournament
#1 Best Poker Tournament
#1 Best Blackjack
#1 Best Live Poker
#1 Best Bingo
#1 Best Spa
#1 Best Pool
The resort casino also won in the categories of Best Dealers, Best High Limit Room, Best Craps, Best Roulette, Best Non-Smoking Casino, Best Rooms, Favorite Casino Resort for Vacationing.
August 2, 2019
After an opening ceremony yesterday Turning Stone Casino opened its sports betting lounge and began accepting bets. As a casino promotion the first bettor received two tickets to the next Super Bowl.
The betting lounge is operated by the Oneida Nation in partnership with Caesars Sports, hence its name The Lounge with Caesars Sports.
The Lounge is located directly inside the main entrance to the Tower Hotel. Guests can follow sporting events on 17 large TV monitors ,including a 9-foot by 48-foot curved screen, and at the same time enjoy a selection of craft beers, cocktails, food and snacks.
Point Place Casino also opened its sports betting lounge yesterday. Its Lounge with Caesars Sports has a 24-foot video wall plus 30 HD TV monitors.
Later this summer the Oneidas will open a third sports betting lounge at their Yellow Brick Road Casino.
Under state law sport bets cannot be placed on any New York college sporting event or on any New York college team playing out of state. No mobile betting is allowed.
January 8, 2019
The Oneida Nation is preparing to open betting lounges in each of their three casinos in anticipation that New York State will allow sports betting sometime this year. Therefore, they have taken two important steps in recent days towards opening a sport betting operation.
First, they selected Scientific Games to install SG Digital's sports betting platform in each of their casinos. This is an advanced betting system designed around players. The agreement will be sent to the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) for review and approval.
Second, the Oneida signed a licensing partnership with Caesars Entertainment to use the branding name "The Lounge with Caesars Sports" in the their casino. This agreement will also be submitted to the National Indian Gaming Commission for review and approval.
The Turning Stone lounge will feature a 9-foot by 4-foot curved screen TV plus twelve 65-inch TVs and five 85-inch TVs.
The betting lounges will open first at Turning Stone Resort Casino and Point Place Casino followed later by the Yellow Brick Road.
September 05, 2018
Recently the winners for Casino Player Magazine annual awards were announced. For three years in a row the #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York has been awarded to the Turning Stone Resort Casino. This year, the resort casino has won 18 awards.
Guests to all the casinos were given the opportunity to cast their votes for the different categories for the magazine's annual awards.
Overall eight first place titles were awarded this year to the Turning Stone Resort Casino. The Turning Stone was voted the best in: overall gaming resort, table game tournament, live poker, blackjack, bingo, hotel, poker tournament, and table game tournament. The Shenandoah Golf Club also won for Best Golf Course.
Other wins for Turning Stone Resort Casino were for best casino, craps, high limit room, dealers, roulette, and non-smoking casino. The resort also won for best rooms, spa, pool, and favorite casino resort to vacation at.
The Turning Stone Resort Casino is celebrating its 25 years in operation. Three Four Star awards were previously awarded to the resort casino earlier this year. Also, Three Four Star Diamond Awards were also given by AAA.
Located 30 miles to the east of Syracuse in Upstate New York, the Turning Stone Resort Casino is owned by the Oneida Indian Nation. The property offers a casino gaming floor of 125,000 square feet, four hotels, two spas, over 20 dining venues, an event area with 5,000 seats, a showroom, and five golf courses.
July 17, 2018
The Turning Stone Resort Casino opened 25 years ago today. Located in Upstate New York, the casino resort is owned by the Oneida Indian Nation. It is the flagship casino resort for the tribe.
A celebration was held in honor of the anniversary in the Showroom. The room consisted of officials from Central New York and Oneida County. Also, hundreds of employees. Some of which have been with the casino resort since the opening 25 years ago.
A cake was made by the pastry chefs at the resort. It was designed as a replica of the Turning Stone Resort Casino property. It will be on display for guests to see in The Winter Garden at Turning Stone.
In the 1980's the tribe opened a bingo hall. In the 1990's the idea of expanded the bingo parlor into a casino began putting plans together. Over time, they faced lawsuits and other hurtles in their project. The tribe continued to push forward and eventually were able to grow their enterprise into the large casino resort that it is today.
In 1993 the original casino building was opened. Located on 400 acres in Verona. Two years later slot machines were added. Also, the bingo parlor was moved to a new location on Patrick Road. In 2002, the building was renovated that enlarged the gaming floor to its current layout.
The Turning Stone Casino Resort has also been a source for needed employment for the area. In 1995 Griffiss Air Force Base closed. Many people were laid off. The casino resort offered employment opportunities for many of those people.
Throughout the summer months, special events will be held to continue the casino resort's 25th anniversary. It is expected that this fall there will be an announcement regarding the future expansion of the casino.
June 14, 2018
Opposition to sports betting in New York State has been voiced by the Oneida Indian Nation. Recently the tribe submitted a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo stating their disagreement with the state legislature.
Point Place Casino and Turning Stone Resort are both owned by the tribe.
The tribe has been long opposed to the legalization of sports betting in New York. They believe it is a violation of their gaming compact with the state to allow sports betting to be offered at other gaming venues outside of the Oneida Indian Nation owned venues.
Under the proposed law the game could be operated by kiosks, phone apps, and other computer based means. The compact states that gambling and casino gaming will take place at no more than seven authorized casinos. If the new law goes into effect, the tribe believes this would be a violation since the game could be offered through a variety of different gaming options.
Arrangements and plans to offer sports betting are underway for the Oneida reservation. No date has been released for when the game will be offered. However, the tribe did state in a statement it would be in the near future. That statement was released on Monday by Joel Barkin, a spokesman for the tribe.
Sports betting at commercial casinos in New York was passed in a 2013 law. However, it is not known at this time if those gaming venues will begin the operation of the new game. New laws need to be approved first in order to expand wagering. In May it is expected that commercial casinos will begin offering sports betting.
May 14, 2018
After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sports betting could be now be offered, an announcement was made by the Oneida Indians. The tribe will begin to operate sports betting as one of their games. They are located in central New York in Verona. They are the owners of Turning Stone Casino.
The ruling over turned the previous federal law and gave authority to states to determine if they would allow the game to be operated.
The tribe intends to begin operating the game soon. Plans have been in the process since the law was being challenged and being heard by the courts.
Under the gaming compact negotiated between the state of New York and the Oneidas, allows for their casino to operate any of the state approved games. Additional approval is not required to be given from the state for the tribe to begin offering sports betting.
There are currently a variety of different games offered at the tribe's casinos. Sports betting will now be added to the list of games. The official start date has not been released. However, it will be soon.
The third casino owned by the tribe opened earlier this year.
The addition of sports betting to the list of offered games at the casinos will increase the amount of employees needed. The new game will also bring more guests.
The tribal nation intends to add sports betting to their list of offered games as a way to bring new revenue opportunities.
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