Oneida Indian Nation Announces Changes to Gaming Operations with New Lineup of Gaming Options, Major Expansion of Loyalty Rewards Program


In response to guest feedback, the Nation will introduce cash-play slot machines including several linked to nationwide jackpot pools, an upgraded free-play program, resort-wide loyalty initiative, and an industry-leading bonus offer for Bingo players.

The Oneida Indian Nation today announced the introduction of new cash-play slot machines floor-wide at Turning Stone Resort Casino, with several linked to other casinos across the United States and offering multi-million dollar jackpot pools, an upgraded free-play offering, Buddy Bonus Bingo that rewards bingo players for bringing friends, and the major expansion of its popular loyalty rewards program.

Beginning March 4, Oneida Nation Enterprises is unveiling new, state-of-the-art cash-play slot machines, converting the entire casino to the updated system providing players the convenience of Vegas-style slots that accept cash and eliminate the need to stand in line to load funds onto a card before playing as had been required with the decades-old casino system at Turning Stone.  Turning Stone’s $15 million investment in new slot machines, and its comprehensive upgrade to its entire casino operating system, will allow guests to enjoy all of the same, popular slot machines available at world-class casinos, and link Turning Stone’s slot machines to a system of jackpot pools across many other casinos to create progressive jackpots which routinely reach into the millions of dollars.  Some of the new linked slot machines will always have jackpots of at least one million dollars for players to win, and several others will have minimum $500,000 jackpots at all times.

Additionally, Turning Stone Resort Casino also will launch its brand new “TS Rewards” Loyalty Program, replacing the Diamond Card system that has existed since Turning Stone opened 20 years ago. TS Rewards will allow guests to earn points on purchases at all Oneida Nation Enterprise businesses, including golf courses, restaurants, spas, hotels, entertainment and nightlife venues, SavOn Stores, in addition to gaming at Turning Stone.  TS Rewards points can be redeemed at all Oneida Nation Enterprise businesses, as well.  Existing players’ Turning Stone Diamond Card accounts and points, or karats, will automatically be converted to TS Rewards points.

An upgraded free-play program will mean more winnings for gamers at Turning Stone Resort Casino.  And Buddy Bonus Bingo creates a way for bingo enthusiasts to earn an unlimited number of free games at Turning Stone while having a great time with friends.  Visitors are not only rewarded with credits for every friend they bring and every dollar they spend, but for the friends of friends who also join in the excitement.

All of these enhancements are the result of comprehensive research and feedback from Turning Stone’s loyal guests, who have helped turn the former cornfield located in Verona into a major national gaming, sports and entertainment destination.  A major public event celebrating these exciting new offerings will take place in March, with event details to be announced soon.

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About Turning Stone Resort Casino

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. For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the website at