Gambling is wonderful entertainment if you just want to relax. But gambling is also an activity with lots of records. And it’s not only about winnings. It’s also about gambling establishments. These 10 records, provided by playamo.com will surely surprise you.
1. Biggest Winnings
Elmer Sherwin was 72 when he won his first enormous jackpot. Casino Mirage was only open for 10 hours when it happened. He spent his money to travel all over the world, and sixteen years later he returned to the casino to win a bigger jackpot and received $21 million.
Another huge win came from playing at an online casino. A Finnish man in his 40s only had to place a 25-cent bet on the Mega Fortune Progressive Jackpot game. His 25-cent bet suddenly turned into €17,861,800 or over $24 million.
2. Longest Continuous Poker Tournament
The longest continuous poker tournament lasted over 48 hours and was hosted by the Asian Poker Tour and Resorts World Manila Iron Man Poker Challenge in Pasay in December 2013. The total prize pool was $71,400. Damon Schulenberger from the US became the winner. He received $18,240 at the time.
3. The Most Legendary Casinos
The Ritz Casino is a VIP-class gambling house. Prince of Wales, David Lloyd George, Charlie Chaplin, The Beatles, and other celebrities have been here. Charles de Gaulle, and Dwight Eisenhower all met in this gambling spot.
Clermont Club Casino also belongs to the ranks of truly elite institutions. It was founded by the eponymous private club but later opened its doors to a wide circle of visitors. Nowadays, it is an elegant casino with a luxurious interior, a high level of service, and a lot of traditional gambling entertainment.
The Monte Carlo Casino is a carefully preserved example of Belle Epoque architecture. The Renaissance Room, the Salon de l’Europe decorated with eight huge Bohemian crystal chandeliers, the private Salons Madsen and Toze with their fine mahogany trimmings, the historic White Room represent the link of eras.
Antique slot machines, from which you can hear the sound of coins, are next to modern ones. Here you can try your luck at French and American Roulette, blackjack, craps, and more. The casino is famous for more than just gambling. There are also restaurants for the most fussy gourmets. The Italian Train Bleu restaurant reproduces the decor of the Belle Epoque sleeping car restaurants, and the Les Prives restaurant has a view of the sea and Cape Martin.
4. Largest Online Poker Tournament
The largest online poker tournament, with 253,692 gamblers, was hosted by PokerStars in Onchan, Isle of Man, in Autumn 2015. After 470 hands, the eventual winner was DaDumon, who won $10,000.
5. Biggest Mosaic
Poker and other board games use chips for games. Typically, gamblers stack them up. Sedgwick Sphere exhibitors found another use for them in September 2017. They laid out a 104.61-square-foot mosaic. They had to spend 70,644 blue, black and yellow casino chips to achieve the goal. After 3 hours and 21 minutes, visitors could admire the image of a light bulb of record size.
6. Largest Strip Poker Tournament
The largest strip poker tournament, with 196 participants, was arranged by Paddy Power Entertainment Ltd and took place at Café Royal in London in August 2006.
7. Youngest World Series of Poker Champion
Joe Cada became the youngest ever winner of a World Series of Poker main event at 21 years old. It happened in November 2009. Cada was fighting against poker pros Phil Ivey and Jeff Schulman but got the main prize. With his winnings, he ensured himself a life of comfort for years to come. Before he sat down at the final table of the tournament, he told the press that any place but first would be a great disappointment to him.
Of course, Cada was training a lot to become a winner. But he has quite an ordinary biography. As a child, Joe was a pretty usual kid. He was into sports and spent a lot of time studying. After high school, he went to college, but his passion for gaining new knowledge soon faded. At the same time, he is actively interested in poker. At first, Joe Cada played badly, mostly losing money. However, gradually, as he gained experience, the situation changed, and he could accumulate a good bankroll.
8. Most Casino Visits
Not all players like to say how often they bet. That’s not the case with the next record holder, Edwin Wheeler. The American visited 358 different casinos between 1995 and 2002. Some of them he looked at twice. As a result, he sat down at the dealer’s table about 372 times.
A couple of gambling enthusiasts set another record. Kimo Ah Yun and Gary Meyer visited 74 casinos in Las Vegas between October 19 and 20, in 24 hours. These two Americans improved on their previous record. In 2015, they played in 69 casinos in 24 hours.
9. The Biggest Casino
The Venetian Macao is the largest casino in the world. The Italian-style complex has 250 stores, 30 restaurants, and a 3,000-room hotel. Gamblers have access to 850 tables and 3,400 slot machines. Visitors are especially impressed by the recreated Venetian canals with bridges and squares under the arches of the building. There is even a sky, and the lighting repeats the natural lighting on the street.
This wonderful unique project you probably know about from TV travel shows. On one of the floors of the casino, the real Venice is recreated! In this huge casino, you can go shopping, ride the gondolas, and visit a huge number of endless restaurants. And of course, play at the casino. It’s a huge world, a city within a city.
10. The Highest Number of Sit & Go Tables
On April 28, 2009, Bertrand Grospellier set a record for the most Sit & Go tables played in an hour online. He managed to play a total of 62 tables. The game took place at the Monte Carlo Bay Resort during the Monte Carlo EPT. “ElkY’s” profits were at +$23.60 at the end.