Toll-Free Number: (800) 771-7711
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Rooms: 572 Price Range: $130-$229
Suites: 143 Price Range: $179-$595
Restaurants: 14 Liquor: No Valet Park: $5
Buffets: B-$8.95/$10.95 (Sat/Sun)
L-$12.95/ $14.95 (Fri/Sat)/$16.95 (Sun)
D-$16.95/$21.95 (Fri/Sat)/$19.95 (Sun)
Casino Size: 122,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Poker, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Bingo, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Keno, Big Six Wheel, Casino War
Overnight RV Parking: No
Special Features: Three golf courses. Gift shop. Discount smoke shop. 800-seat
showroom. 175-space RV park ($45 per night/$55 weekends).
Turning Stone Casino Resort Hot
Toll-Free Number: (800) 771-7711
Average user rating from: 22 user(s)
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|Customer Service||2.7 (22)|
|Player's Club||2.3 (22)|
|Gaming Atmosphere||2.9 (22)|
|Amenities or Hotel||2.8 (21)|
|Food & Drink||3.0 (22)|
High Roller Casino?
This casino is great!
I came to visit family in the area and had been sent some free play. It just so happened that I was there when my free play was active.
I don't spend a lot gambling I just like to play for the fun of it. I was able to play on my free play a few times and never spend a penny of mine 3 different times I was there! To me that was winning! I had a great time on the slots.
As for the food...we went to the Fri buffet and as I was eating my mashed potatoes I found a hair in them. I couldn't eat another bite. I told the waitress and she was supposed to tell the manager but I don.t believe she did.
My mom had a voucher for a free room. They put us up in the older part of the hotel. It was just OK. Not real great but not real bad either.
I was just happy I didn't have to use any of my $ to have some fun in the casino.
Turning Stomach Slots
If you are a slot player stay away from the Turning Stomach. Have gone there for over 10 years and yet to have a win requiring an attendant. Frequently you hear over the loudspeaker "It's another lucky day at Turning Stone" and they announce some big supposed winner (funny how you never seem to see attendants paying anyone). You come away with the impression that these slot machines have been programmed by a miserly relative of Jack Benny's. Best to stay away unless you enjoy slot-induced agita.
No longer good for me
I have been going to this casino since they opened. Over the years I have been able to make my money last less and less. It is nothing these days for $100 to last 1/2 hour and that is at a minimum bet. I think I have learned my lesson and will go elsewhere.
Not a Good Casino..dont waste your money...if you
Been a regular out at this casino since their doors opened...whats that...18yrs now for Turning Stone Resort & Casino...well we have stayed out there twice and the rooms were nice & spacious but we have never had a comp room out there...we must not be high roller enough. We get our freeplay and go out in earlier times we would go 3 times a week...we have only hit a a few jackpots in all 18yrs the biggest for my husband was $6,000.00 a few years ago...my biggest hit ever was $2,900.00 the last time I hit was 1year 6 months ago $1,600.00...they used to be real good about giving you a food comp if you asked for one but in the last 3 years that has all changed...now if you ask for a food comp at the end of your typical losing session they do not give ya $30.00 food comp now its more like $10.00 off your food bill, but we always enjoy the Emerald Room and the bake shop...I am not a big alcohol drinker but I still feel that most people are losing their butts out there and the casino should show appreciation and all drinks should be free on the gaming floor...every other casino I have been to offers free alcoholic drinks, Casino Niagra, Senecas, Mohegans, Foxwoods as well as others so why not Turning Stone??? We only go out there as a distraction to play the slots use our freeplay and our money. So in fairness they do offer alot things of things to do...none of which we do like stay out there, we don't do the Club, Tennis, golfing, shows etc. So if it's just to gamble Turning Stone is just a small-time casino that's a time waster so it's not the casino to be at unless you are maybe a newbie or part of the 60 & up crew older folks seem to be the winners out there...the last Mr Lucky prize patrol last month all the winners of the 7pm drawing were all older on those slot machines at Turning Stone...many other much better pay out casino's. Turning stones slots are really sleepers and will not get my money in 2012. I will move onto another better casino.
both Sides of Turning Stone
If you are solely a slot or VP player then you probably want to skip this place. As many of the reviews suggest, it has low payouts on all machine gambling. All money to be wagered is put on the Player's card and then inserted in the machine. Especially unnerving are freeplay offers where the offered "freeplay" is then taken back when you cash in a profit. Suppose you take a Yankee Trails bus up and get $15 freeplay as part of the deal. You play slots conservatively and when you are ready to quit, you have $40 on your card. The freeplay of $15 is deducted when you cash back in. So those of us who take the bus there tend to play slots with very high volatility and either hit or don't. My poker buddy slink hit for $760 one day. Nice on free play. He did not mind giving back the $15.
Blackjack pays 3:2. The games are multiple deck. I believe that craps allows just 3-4-5 X the odds. Sometimes the minimum is as low as $5.
The poker room offers some pretty good games. There are periodic tournaments and always some no limit games. Most days there are 2-4 limit games. 3-6 is sometimes offered, but tends to fill up with the same locals. The 2-4 is a better choice.
Alcohol is not available, but it is very expensive. Some of us still do what we did when the casino was dry. We bring in a flask, say rum, and mix it with a coke. Done discreetly under the table seems not to be an issue.
There is a building bad beat. In order to qualify each player must have a current poker card. It costs $2 a day to play in this casino and the card must be visible at all times while playing. Dealers are fanatic about this. It must be able to be read by the eye in the sky. Rumor has it that some dealers lost their jobs over this issue.
One interesting thing is this casino is open to 18 year olds and older. That is rare in casinos. They must be 21 to order alcohol, but they can play. Sometimes this makes for some real newbie poker games, especially on Saturday night.
The rooms are nice and there is a little pool. Slot players will get regular comped rooms. Poker players can get a poker rate which can be as low as $55 at The Inn, a motel like place just down the road. A shuttle will pick up and deliver to that location. However, since probably you are not going to do much drinking there, you can get good deals in nearby motels. My choice is the Super 8 in Oneida on a RoomSaver coupon. However, since the prices go up on weekends and yet the live poker is better then, I put a mattress in my car and go camping at the Landing Campground about fifteen minutes away.
Here for $25 a night I get an electrical hookup for my sleep apnea machine, a short walk to the bathroom and free wifi while I have my breakfast on the provided picnic table. The owner is very friendly and does not mind me quietly driving in at 2 AM after a night of poker. In the morning I can fish on two sides of the peninsula that is the campground (see photo on site)
No limit competition can be very tough or very soft depending on the luck of table selection. There are some regulars there who are tricky, but generally the game is beatable.
The worst part of the poker room is the rake which is taken right away so that I won't play short handed games of limit poker because up to 33% of the pot might be raked if the pot is low, but over a certain amount. I can't quite remember the exact details, but ask before you play and if it makes a difference, take a walk and come back when you can get on a full table. You can call ahead to get on the list, and generally there is not much of a wait. Sunday is the worst for limit poker. I don't bother until the afternoon.
Dealers are friendly and for the most part the games are well monitored. Sometimes dealers seem distracted when it is Sunday afternoon and some sports event is on the tube, but that can distract players as well.
The food at Turning Stone is very good. Sometimes the buffet is pricey, especially the Sunday prices. Playing live poker, a small comp is earned each hour, but you must check in and remember to have them swipe you out as well, or you won't get followed.
I better like the 8 mile drive into Rome and the great meals and often live entertainment at the Savoy restaurant. This is a step back in time, a wonderfully rich wooden bar area, real linen tablecloths, and great food at a reasonable price.
While you eat, fine rat pack era music plays if there is no live entertainment. The entire place is decorated with signed photographs and newspaper articles, some very rare. This is my favorite restaurant anywhere. Not far from the restaurant, in the heart of Rome, is Fort Stanwick, worth a visit.
The casino is worth a walk through. There are some decorative areas reflecting Native American art and interest.
Entertainment comes on a regular basis. Some comedy, Some musical concerts and shows. Terry Fator is there in August and sold out.
Bingo is offered 7 days a week, and is considered pretty good as bingo goes.
Not what it used to be
My husband and I have been going there since it opened. We used to have a lot of fun there, and we go 1-3 times a week and we have to drive an hour to get there. Now the place is absolutely terrible! If they turned the machines down any more they would be shut off. My favorite game use to be the nickle superball game now it is so boring you have all you can do not to fall asleep. Actually my husband has fallen asleep. And the free Plays , all that is , is their way of getting you there and putting money on your card. We get a coupon for a free room, we used to stay but we don' stay anymore. By the time we get done on the slots we pay for that room, plus some. As you are playing there is a lot of complaining going on around you. Very, very seldom do we come out of there with what we started with and that is a win for us. If you have never been there save your money. It's not worth it. The hotel is very nice and the food is good too, our favorite place to eat is the Emerald room good food and lots of it. All in all it's just not what it used to be !!!!!!!!
Forget the machines!
I don't play the slot machines at Turning Stone unless they send me "freeplay" to play with. That being said, I thuroughly enjoy myself playing blackjack at TS. They give me whatever comps I ask for, including discounted or free rooms, free packs of cigarettes all day and night, and free food. They also have 2-deck blackjack now which I have done well at.
The rooms in the hotel are nice, but the rooms in the Tower are just gorgeous! My one complaint would be the late check in time of 3pm.
The buffet is very good, although not as good as it was when they first opened. I have also eaten at Emeralds, which is sort of dinner/burger joint. I give them a thumbs down as it's really not very good food. As I like to get back to the tables ASAP, I usually eat at the buffet and have yet to try any of the nicer restaurant.
not even fun (ny)
80% payback for this casino's slots would be generous, but they cannot be satisfied with that - the law of large numbers do not lie - have been going for 3 years, usually 2-3 times per week. embarrassed to say - net gambled each year - over $50,000, gross winnings = $25,000, net losses = $26,000 - that is every year, no variation from year to year. Average jackpot is $1200 but you can easily drop $600 in just a few hours on a 5 cent machine playing minimum per line bets. They track your betting (on an individual basis), and know your tendencies. This Indian casino is totally unregulated. The more you go, the worse it gets.
I have NEVER left there up more then $20 dollars ahead of when i walked in.The payouts are awful.I understand they are in it to make money but the payouts are just way too few and far between. I only play the slots from the penny machines and up and have never noticed the higher costing machines to pay out more frequently. Only reason I go is because I enjoy playing the slots and the food is ok. The atmosphere is really good, nice and relaxed. I have been going less and less just sick of never winning. I don't like the fact that you have to use a card that is in your name to play almost so they can track how much money you spend and if you are a big spender they will throw you a bone every now and then. I wouldn't recommend turning stone to anyone. Just my opinion.
We have been visiting the casino since it opened.
My husband and I received a $100.00 gift card from our son, for Christmas. He knows that we enjoy playing the slot machines, as we have done in the past with the gift card that we receive..
At the cage, we were informed that this gift card was good only at the shops, hotels or for food and gas. We couldn't believe that our son wasn't told this upon purchasing the card.. We live 45 minutes away from the casino. We use our karats for food. We don't buy anything at the over priced shops. We are in our 70's and we go only for the slot machines.
This was a big disappointment to us. We have to use the card so we decided that getting gas was the only thing that made sense to us.
We know that in the end the casino will win but now, we don't even win enough to get excited about. Our free plays are a joke, as they are gone in minutes.
I have been playing at the Turning Stone Casino for ten years. The rooms a lovely, and the Casino is always beautifully decorated during holidays. Especially Christmas. They have a Christmas sale where their clients can exchange Carrots earned for Christmas gifts and various posh deserts from their bakery. The lodge and hotel are exquisite. The food is well made. It doesn't matter which restaurant you eat at, the food is always cooked well and they always give you a very large quantity. The only negative I see is that the slot machines do not pay out very well unless you are an extremely high roller. However, handling money is up to you. They will give you free rooms once a month if you spend a decent amount of time & money there. They usually give people a free meal every week, even if you don't spend a lot of money. All and all I'd say that the Casino serves the community well. They bring in a lot of great talent to an impoverished area. They do well with, well let me say the people that have less money than most of us. They sell smokes at a fairly decent price. If you pick a penny machine, you are likely to walk away with at least enough money for a free pack of smokes, and a small meal. So, let's be fair. If you can't handle your money yourself, than maybe you shouldn't go there. It is your responsibility to set aside money and set a boundary for yourself. They offer all sorts of other choices. Movies, golf, hiking trails etc. You don't even have to gamble to have a great time there. Let's not forget all those beverages they pump out for free. All you have to do is sit down at a machine to get a free cup of coffee. Come on guys. Fess up.
Don't go, they do not payout at ALL
I am a frequent guest at the casino. Every time I go I never win. The machines brainwash you. You can sit there for hours and in the end you have lost all your money or you are just trying to break even. You never ever leave there with extra money in your pocket. It's always the same show, everyone complaining about not winning, the waitresses who are completely miserable. Save your money and stay home. Go to Vegas, to a real casino. This one is just making the CEO richer and richer. He is laughing all the way to the bank. People are fools to go there and support them. I have learned my lesson the hard way. I am staying away and in the end I am the winner for a change.
NO BIG DEAL
My wife and I were out in New York to celebrate her dad's 80th birthday.We went to Turning Stone on a saturday morning.Crowd wasn't bad, not too smoky and unfortunately for me, no 3 reelers!
My wife played roulette..not too bad, but the whole cashless system for the machines is NOT user friendly! Money is loaded on a card with a PIN but half the time, you spend countless attempts inserting your card and getting "cannot read card". This did nothing but tick me off!
And you can keep their video reel machines. They have about 30 or so in 25 cent and dollar versions..No selection at all.(& I don't really like the video machines). So for me, the slots basically didn't do it! Can't really comment on anything else but I sure won't be hurrying back.
turning stone #1
I always go to turning stone, I play mardi gras it only costs 2.25 to max but never lost my ass. I always start with $30 and the machine payed me between 200-600 in 20 minutes.
I also like the red white blues and the 2x3x4x5x and the 5x times and the triple diamonds they're awesome too.
I have been visiting the Turning Stone Casino since 1995. I cannot believe I still go back. Friends and ties keep me going. But my pocketbook says no, stay away you fool. Like once a very old dear friend told me, "you stay there and wake up sleeping on your belly as the arrows stick out your back" jd 2005. So I probably will return, againt my better judgement, only to get wounded again. lava is fun, food is good depending on which restaurant you select. DONT GAMBLE IF YOU ARE SMART!!!! You will not win, eventually they get you.
We all love superball, but it would be really nice if it paid at least 50% back to keep enjoying your evening and playing. No one wants to get rich.. just want to have fun. When you find people "locked" in their rooms, in debt and despair, it is very sad. Happy Thanksgiving Love and Peace To All. By the way, spent a fortune the last time, couldn't even get a dinner comp. Sad, very sad. Peace Out.
I have been a player for years, spending thousands of dollars and they cut all my comps back. I asked why and got no reply.Their slot payouts are the tightest of any casino I have ever played in. If they were in Nevada their operation would be illegal. The odds are changed so their profits are always guaranteed. I found another place to play and get more bang for the buck. I will NEVER return.
I have been going to Turning Stone for years and have never won a jackpot. The payouts are terrible and I never see anyone winning. I gotta learn my lesson and stop going there.
Without any choices around, it's the only option. But they know that and continue to rip people off.? Save your money.
wish it was better
Out of probably 29 trips i have won only 2 times. Those are not the odds that keeps you coming back. I have decided to discontinue my visits.
Comments on Turning Stone
I've just spent 4 months in Vegas for the 3rd time. I have visitedAC,NJ; Biloxi, Tunica and casinos nationwide.
Turning Stone is a terrific facility for its location. It's clean, modern, hotel rooms are great, there is golf nearby and the games offerred are as good or better than elsewhere.
I have visited Indian Casinos throughout the U.S. and Turning Stone is much better/nicer than almost all of them.
It is not as large and gaudy as Strip casinos but they are great for the market they cater to.