National Casino Entertainment Awards Gives Top Honors to Turning Stone Showroom


The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, won Showroom of the Year at the Global Gaming Expo's (G2E) Casino Entertainment Awards. The ceremony was held during the tradeshow on September 30 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The Casino Entertainment Awards are the only industry awards honoring outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry.

The Showroom, an 800-seat cabaret-style venue, was up against other impressive contestants including Northern Lights Theater in Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles.

The Showroom hosts events ranging from chart-topping singers and stand-up comedians, to full-scale musical productions. Past performances have included Ziggy Marley, Billy Currington, Ron White, Dancing with the Stars LIVE and a Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Times Square Live Performance. Upcoming shows in The Showroom include Last Comic Standing (October 14), Kansas (October 17), and Jamey Johnson (October 18). The complete list of upcoming shows at Turning Stone can be found online at

“It is a tremendous honor to have The Showroom at Turning Stone hailed as a premier entertainment venue in the country,” said Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “Whether it’s entertainment, hotels, restaurants, golf or gaming, we pride ourselves on creating the best experience for our guests, so we are extremely pleased to add this latest award to our list of recognitions.”

Turning Stone Resort Casino’s Event Center was also up for an award: Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year. That honor went to Casino Del Sol Resort’s AVA Amphitheater, which has been entertaining visitors and residents in Tuscon, Arizona, for 14 years.

A premier, 3,400-acre destination resort, Turning Stone hosts more than 4.5 million visitors each year, making it one of the top five tourist destinations in New York State. Offering world-class gaming, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, award-winning entertainment venues and accommodations, Turning Stone is a unique resort experience.

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