Turning Stone Resort Casino recently inked a deal to host more World Series of Poker (WSOP) events in 2023.
The Verona-based gaming operator made history earlier this year when it was a satellite host of the 2022 WSOP. No other New York casino had welcomed a WSOP event. Out of 891 players at the event, New Joe Rice took home the grand prize of $238,870.
After the success of the first event, the WSOP is due to return to Turning Stone next year, which includes a first-of-its-kind event. Before any of that, however, the casino will host a WSOP Main Event at the start of the new year, seats at which players can earn at regular tournaments over the next few weeks.
Seats available for WSOP Main Event at Turning Stone
On January 1, 2023, Turning Stone will host a $1,400 buy-in WSOP Main Event. A package valued at $13,000 will be given out to one in 10 players for the 2023 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas. To get a seat at the table for the event, there are satellites each Friday through Sunday until December 18 with the buy-in at $175. One in 10 players will advance to the $1,400 satellite.
Each player will begin with 10,000 in chips, and blind levels will increase every 15 minutes. Tournament play will start at the following times:
- Fridays: 7 p.m.
- Saturdays: Noon and 7 p.m.
- Sundays: 2 p.m.
No satellite play will take place Nov. 25-27.
Included in the grand prize is a $10,000 seat at the world championship along with $3,000 for travel costs. Featured in the event is 15,000 in starting stacks along with 25-minute blind levels and nine-handed tables.
Come spring, specifically March 16-27, the WSOP Circuit will return to Turning Stone after the casino hosted a stop this year. Included in the festivities is a first-of-its-kind ladies event, which will serve as one of 16 events for players to punch a ticket to the Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas.
NOTE: Online poker is not yet legal though, so it is not currently possible to play online poker in New York for real money.
Renovations in the works at Turning Stone
Turning Stone, operated by the Oneida Indian Nation, is on pace to complete renovations for a 2023 grand reopening. This expansion promises to be the largest the casino has seen in 20 years.
There will be a groundbreaking event to commemorate the upgrades, which includes:
- New 250-room hotel
- New restaurants
- An outdoor entertainment venue
- Conference spaces will double in size
Gensler, a New York City-based design and architecture firm, will lead the development for the renovations. Design director Lester Yuen had this to say in a press release regarding the upgrades:
“Gensler is thrilled to partner with the Oneida Indian Nation on its expansion of Turning Stone Resort Casino,” design director Lester Yuen said in a press release.
“This expansion will introduce some game-changing features to this incredible property, and we are very excited to add this expansion to our portfolio of world-class hospitality and convention projects.”
The Hayner Hoyt Corporation will serve as the project’s general contractor, and hundreds of employment opportunities are expected to open.