The fifth-largest tourist attraction in New York State*, Turning Stone Casino offers patrons, who must be 18 years of age or older, a number of ways to try their luck at casino games.
Even if you've never gambled, it's as easy as pressing a button on a slot machine or dabbing numbers on a bingo card to get started. And if you stay on property, you can learn the finer points of table games on your in-room TV.
High-Stakes Bingo at Turning Stone Casino
Rated one of the top ten bingo halls in America, Oneida Indian High-Stakes Bingo at Turning Stone Casino is great fun for couples. A comfortable place to play together, the bingo hall runs games from morning till night and it's open seven days a week. Bingo aficionados have the choice of using paper cards or electronic bingo devices.
To get in the game, prices range from $10 (Level 1) to $60 (Level 3 with electronic device). Payouts start at $250 for Level 1 and can go as high as $3,000 for a jackpot winner at level 3. True addicts can play for nearly 12 hours a day. The bingo casino calendar is as follows:
- Doors open daily: 9 am and 4 pm
- Early birds: 10:15 am and 4:30 pm
- Supermini games: 11:15 am and 5:30 pm
- Warm ups: 12:30 pm and 6:45 pm
- Main session: 12:45 pm and 7:00 pm
- On Friday and Saturday nights, late-night Superminis follow the main session.
Note that bingo times may change, so it's advisable to confirm. Call for information at 800-771-7711 or the Bingo Hotline at 800-782-1938.
It's a fast-moving game. Thankfully, screens in the two (smoking and non-smoking) rooms players keep track of the numbers called. And if you haven't packed your own bingo dabbers, fresh, inexpensive ones are available inside bingo hall vending machines. Tip: Don't buy the same color dabbers. There are so many games to play, that it's confusing enough knowing whose sheets are whose.
Bingo-loving couples may opt for a special package (based on availability) that includes:
- One night's accommodations
- 15 Bingo Bucks per adult (covers level 2 bingo)
Turning Stone contains numerous restaurants, so if you want to participate in the main bingo session be sure to make a dining reservation that leaves you enough time to eat, make your way to the bingo parlor and settle in time to hear the first number called.
There's also a snack center adjacent to the hall, although its menu primarily features junk food and sugary sodas.
Multi-Games in the Casino
Like to play the slots? At Turning Stone there's the fun of trying your luck with some 2,000 multi-game machines that offer a multitude of games of chance. Among the prettiest and most popular machines are African Diamond, Black Orchid, China Emerald, Dangerous Beauty, Double Gold and Sex and the City Platinum.
Table Games in the Casino
The large casino at Turning Stone is open 24 hours and contains more than a hundred table games. They include:
- Beat the Dealer
- Caribbean Stud Poker
- Three-Card Poker
- Let It Ride
- Pai-Gow Poker
- Sic Bo
- Red Dog/Acey Deucy
- Money Wheel
Poker Room in the Casino
In addition to table poker games in the main casino, there's a Poker Room at Turning Stone Casino with 22 tables where live poker is played with as many as 221 players. Different types of poker — Limit & No Limit Hold 'Em, 7 Card Stud & Omaha Hi/Lo — are dealt in the casino. To keep the games exciting, Turning Stone frequently sponsors casino poker tournaments and special events.
Other Casino Games
Turning Stone also features keno games and pull-tabs, two more opportunities to win...or lose.
TS Rewards Card
If you plan on doing a lot of gambling at this casino, apply for a TS Rewards Card. All you need is a photo ID. The card offers benefits for play. For example, players with sufficient points can redeem them for merchandise, hotel stays, meals, spa services and more. Note: To keep points valid, users need to play at least once every six months. This customer-loyalty card replaces the casino's Diamond Club Card.
Find it Fast at Turning Stone
* In 2015, New York State regulators approved the opening of three more casinos in upstate New York. When they debut, they are likely to draw some business and gamblers away from Turning Stone. Yet as a mature property with many fans, excellent restaurants and a first-class place to stay overnight, Turning Stone is likely to remain a popular destination for couples for many years to come.