Of course, no “world’s biggest pizza”, “world’s fastest man”, or “world’s oldest car” on the agenda of this article… Our cup of tea, as you know, is the world of games. We invite you to discover a TOP list of records related to Gambling. Interesting facts and impressive records of Guinness Book to discover here:
5 – The number of online poker players in one room
What an intriguing record… On September 06, 2009, a major online betting site decided to organize a virtual poker tournament. 307,016 players gathered on the Isle of Man, playing on 42,814 different virtual poker tables.
4 – The world’s oldest casino dealer
And… the oldest casino dealer in the world is a woman! Joanna Dodd, in fact, took the record for the world’s oldest female dealer on February 20, 2015. She was 79 years and 36 days old at the time and worked at Flamingo Casino in Las Vegas. We hope she was wearing good eyeglasses!
3 – Longest poker game in history
Phil Laak, a Cypriot player, spent 115 hours non-stop playing poker, which is almost 5 days! The record was set in 2010, from June 02 to 07 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The record was watched live by 117,000 people.
2 – Most casinos visited in 24 hours
The record was first achieved by a father and son: Jeremy and Jack Freeman (USA) in 2007, then equalled by Kimo Ah Yun and Gary Meyer, two American friends. The two teams visited 69 casinos in less than 24 hours, in Las Vegas of course!
1 – 206.85 m, the largest Blackjack table in the world
The record was set on September 13, 2012 at Casino Viejas in Alpine, USA. This large format Blackjack table was made in honour of the casino’s 21st anniversary. An actual game of Blackjack was played on this table with six of the casino employees and a dealer taking part playing with oversized cards and chips to match the size of the table