10 Most Amazing Gambling Records
People are constantly trying to leave their mark on the world, doing the craziest and most extreme things just so that their name can go down in history, along with the deed. Considering the fact that gambling enthusiasts are naturally inclined to rely on chance and luck just as much as on skill, they are bound to have their fair share of contributions to the Guinness Book of World Records.
While not all of these made the honorary status of said entries, they are still some of the most amazing gambling facts, events and accomplishments.
Synchronized slot machines
The highest number of synchronized slot machines running, i.e. spinning the same game at the same time was 1610. This was achieved by slot machines from Bally Technologies, in the Mohegan Sun Montville, Connecticut, USA, back on April 27, 2013.
The oldest croupier
Joanna Dodd, born January 15, 1936 in the USA, was still employed at the Flamingo Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada about a month after her birthday, back in 2015, meaning that she was still dealing cards at the ripe age of 79 years and 36 days.
The Largest Roulette Wheel
The Casino Du Liban in Lebanon features the world’s biggest roulette wheel, measuring a massive 8.75 meters in diameter. However, it is only used for aesthetic purposes and currently decorates the dome ceiling of the casino.
The Largest Blackjack Table
Since massive gambling equipment seems to be on the roll, the world’s biggest blackjack table definitely deserves a mention. With a surface expanding to 2226 square feet, and massive chips and cards to match the size, it was made especially for the 21st anniversary of the Viejas Casino, where it is still part of the property nowadays.
The Highest Online Casino Jackpot Win
Mr. Jonathon Heywood of the UK hit the biggest progressive jackpot so far, back on the 6th of October, 2015, when he decided to make a few 0.25p spins on the Mega Moolah slot game. A few minutes into the gameplay, this made the British soldier precisely £13,212,882 richer.
The Highest Baccarat Tournament Payout
In the payout trend, one Baccarat tournament in Macao also had a rather hefty prize pool – 100,000,000 HKD, or about US$ 12,890,500. This prize was cashed out on March 3, 2015, at the Sands Cotai Central Sheraton Ballroom, by the lucky player Mr. Lin Hasain.
The Largest Slot Machine Win
The land-based slot machine win that made it into the Guinness Records amounted to precisely $39,713,982 on the Megabucks slot machine played by a 25-year-old software engineer.
The Biggest Gambling City
The Sin City of Las Vegas seems to be losing the race for largest gambling city to no other but Macao, which only in 2016 managed to accrue $27.8 billion revenue from the industry – 330% more than Vegas.
The Biggest Casino
Macao takes the lead in the largest casino floor as well – the Venetian Macao opened by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation on August 27, 2007, on a massive 51,100 square meter surface.
Highest Online Poker Room Traffic
The poker room Poker Stars catered to a record-breaking 307,016 players spread over 42,814 tables all at the same time back on September 6, 2009.