Turner began playing in the 1970s and has won a Best All-Around Player Award at least once per decade since.
Turner won a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in 1993 in the $1,500 seven-card stud event. He has also finished in the money of the $10,000 no limit hold'em main event on numerous occasions: 10th in 1991, 36th in 1992, 13th in 1993, 6th in 1994 and 97th in 2005.
As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,100,000.
Turner is married to another tournament player, Charity Turner, with whom he has 3 children. Turner also has a daughter from a previous marriage. Turner once joked that all of his winnings, “go to Charity.” Turner is currently the Poker Manager at the Normandie Casino in Gardena, California.