The Guinness Book contains a lot of unbelievable world records set at casinos. From the largest roulette wheel in the world to a 100-hour poker tournament and the highest number of slot machines simultaneously running the same game. Some look weird, others crazy, but they are the reality. Here are the craziest records ever set at casinos.
The largest online wagering payout ever made
Online casinos in the US didn’t start long ago, but they have been booming for the last five years. People can wager on online casino websites or install real money apps on their phones. The gambler can use the app to spin roulette wheels, try a hand at blackjack or play any other type of game available. One lady in Berlin tried her luck in baccarat and scooped €90 million in 2018. At the current exchange rate, that was about $90 million. In an instant, she was transformed from a cleaner to a millionaire.
The largest stack of casino chips ever recorded
Travis Stich lives in Minnesota and loves gambling. Assisted by a group of chip stackers from Shakopee, they managed to stack 340 casino chips by October 2021. Travis confessed to Guinness that this was his desire since he was a kid and was happy to see it come to pass. He had first to learn how Guinness records work and play by the rules. It took a lot of practice and commitment to manage to stack such a large number of chips.
The oldest croupier in the world
At every casino table, you will find a croupier who gathers in any paid out money. Joanna Dodd broke the record as the croupier who served at the tables the longest. She was born in 1936 and employed at a casino in Las Vegas when still young. She worked at the casino until February 2015. At that time, she was 79 years and 36 days old.
The largest number of slots running the same game at the same time
On April 27, 2013, Bally technologies set up slot machines at Mohegan Sun Montville in Connecticut, US. They set 1,610 slot machines on and set the same game. They all run the same game simultaneously.
Longest time spent playing poker
Poker is loved by many people, which is why online casinos include poker in their products. They also invest in modern online security tools to improve online gambling safety. Before online casinos and even today, people played poker at poker tables in land-based casinos. In 2010, Phil Laak began playing poker as usual at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Nevada. Little did he know he was destined to set a world record. He didn’t stop playing for the next five days and neither did he sleep. He ended up setting a world record of 115 hours of nonstop poker games.