We visit Turning Stone Casino about 2 to 3 times/year. My family lives in Utica, NY, so it's very close, and we often book lodging at Turning Stone. Once you get past the disappointment of not actually dropping in and winning actual quarters, the machines are actually a lot of fun! I have a few slots/electronic games that are my favorites, and they seem to be in a different location each time I go! But I've learned to make it fun finding them, and find a lot of new games that I haven't seen before.
I rated this casino "Above Average" and not "Excellent" based on two reasons. The first being that alcohol is not served in the casino, and the second being that I haven't won enough $ to retire yet. We are both smokers in my household, so the "smoky environment" really doesn't bother us, though we have noticed more and more Non-Smoking areas each time we visit.
Personally, we have found that the machines are NOT tight. On more than one occasion, we have funded our entire stay with slot machine winnings. We usually each have a VERY tight slot budget, (very tight! about $20 to $40/day per person!) and can happily make that last the entire trip.
We also play a variety of table games, and have no complaints when comparing them to other casinos.
I've read some reviews of people complaining of no good pay-backs. My only advice is ... "It's called GAMBLING" Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. More often you lose - just have fun ... don't go expecting to walk away a multi-millionaire.
The building that houses the casino is beautiful. They keep things very clean, and you can see that they go to great lengths decorating for various holidays. They also do a great job incorporating Native American culture throughout.
We always enjoy our time there, and will continue to visit Turning Stone Casino for many years to come :)
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