New York has a reputation as a nursery for future high-stakes poker talent. In particular, final tables of previous renewals of the Heartland Poker Tour event at Turning Stone Casino are rich with top talents. Many have since scaled the World Series of Poker and big cash games since their TV debuts. New Yorkers to claim global poker fame include Erik Seidel, Vanessa Selbst, and Jason ‘JCarver’ Somerville. Online poker is not regulated in New York, but dependable 24-hour poker is always on hand within the state’s Native American-owned rooms. Stakes as high as $25-$50 have been known to run alongside the core offering of affordable tournaments and cash games.