Top Players at the World Series of Poker at Turning Stone Take Home Record $6.2 Million in Winnings

Turning Stone World Series of Poker sees record-breaking entries, money won, and visitors in 2024

The 2024 Turning Stone World Series of Poker event recently concluded in Verona, New York. The 12-day tournament saw record-breaking numbers of entries, money won, and visitors to the region. In total, $6.2 million in winnings were awarded, which was double the minimum guarantee and an increase from the $5.4 million awarded last year.

The tournament concluded with Ethan Bennett of Brooklyn being crowned the WSOP Main Event Champion, winning $298,546 and his first-ever Gold Ring. Among the winners were players from Central and Western New York, including Edward Lupinski of Ilion, Budwey Salhab of Getzville, Leonid Kaplin of East Amherst, Travell Thomas of Orchard Park, Michael Rellinger of Tonawanda, and Shane Friedlander of Kerhonkson. The total payout for the Turning Stone Main Event was $1.8 million.

The tournament was held from March 14 to March 25 at Turning Stone’s Events Center. Turning Stone, owned by the Oneida Indian Nation

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