Location: Verona, New York
General Description: A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.
1) Unlike many other casinos on Indian land that we have visited, the Turning Stone Casino is a full fledged resort that could rival those in Las Vegas. Surrounding a massive gaming area with slot machines, roulette, and every possible gaming table there are numerous restaurants, nightclubs, shops, and even a movie theater. The gaming area is split into three areas, one for non-smoking and two others that allow smoking. It took us 20 minutes just to walk around and find the small sports-bar we were looking for to watch a US Men’s Soccer game.