If you spend a decent amount of time at Turning Stone Resort Casino, then this accolade isn't news to you. Our local casino won 18 different awards this year from Casino Player Magazine including it's coveted highest honor, 'Best Overall Gaming Resort' in the entire state.

In addition to the above, Turning Stone placed #1 in the state for best spa, best golf course, best tourneys, best live poker and blackjack, best bingo, and best hotel and pool. There were many other awards, but you get the picture. Here's what head honcho, Ray Halbritter had to say:

Every year we strive to be the newest and best casino resort in New York. This year's awards from Casino Player Magazine reaffirms that we are meeting that commitment and continuing to set the bar for world-class entertainment and gaming.

As a regular entertainer at the casino, I can attest to the worthiness of this establishment and every way and each time I walk in there it feels like I'm being transported to a vacation destination far away, although it's only minutes from our front doors!