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Turning Stone Guarantees $100,000 In This Weekend's Empire State Hold'em Championships

$570 Buy-In Tournament Features Two Starting Flights Aug. 16-17


Turning Stone Resort CasinoThe Empire State Hold’em Championships are underway at Turning Stone Resort Casino in New York, but there is still plenty of time to get in on the action.

This weekend, you can win your share of the $100,000 guaranteed prize pool in the $500+$50+$20 buy-in main event. This tournament features two starting flights, kicking off at 11 a.m. on both Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17. Additionally, you can also buy-in on Sunday, Aug. 18 before day 2 begins.

Players will receive 30,000 in starting chips, and enjoy 30-minute levels the first half of day 1, 40-minute levels the second half of day 1, and 50-minute levels on day 2.

Players can qualify for this exciting main event with $114+$11+$5 turbo qualifiers running all week at 1 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m.

Even if tournaments aren’t your thing, the poker room is sure to be buzzing all weekend with high hand giveaways of $300, $400, and $500 every half hour. Get full details here.

A renowned, award-winning destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including four hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000-square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, a cabaret style Showroom, a 5,000-seat arena, and several nightlife venues.

Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone was named “Best Countryside Hotel/Lodge” in 2015 and “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens.