According to Pechanga Resort & Casino, a Guinness World Records adjudicator verified that the World’s Largest Slot Machine Tournament happened at Pechanga Resort & Casino on Feb. 11, 2012.
Bally Technologies’ casino-wide network software was used to power approximately 1,100 slot machines for each frenzied round of the tournament, which resulted in a total of 2,885 players, setting the new world record. Three rounds were played. The record stipulates the most number of unique slot tournament players in one venue in a 24-hour period.
“It was a wonderful thing to see 2,885 people take part in a free slot tournament and become a part of a world record,” said Kimberly Partrick, Guinness World Records Adjudicator for the event. “The room was electrified during each round and the excitement did not diminish throughout the day.” Pechanga made this announcement today, Feb. 12.
The event was free and open to everyone over 21 years of age. The top 300 players won $100,000 in cash and EasyPlay. Julio L. from Murrieta won the tournament, to take home $30,000 cash.
“We are thrilled that 2,885 guests joined us for this history-making experience, and we congratulate Julio for winning this extraordinary event,” said Joaquin Fletcher, president of the Pechanga Development Corporation. “Outside of opening day in 2002, I would say that this is the single most exciting thing that has ever happened at the Pechanga Resort & Casino.”
More than 1,100 slot machines, from five different manufacturers, on Pechanga’s floor used Bally Technologies’ iVIEW Display Manager (DM) with Elite Bonusing Suite to turn them into tournament machines for the event. This allowed players the excitement of competing head-to-head, each round, with 1,100 other players at the exact same time.
As a leading casino in the Western USA, Pechanga offers an all-inclusive AAA Four-Diamond luxury resort in the heart of Southern California’s Wine Country of the Temecula Valley.
In the picture above: Julio L. won first place at the slot tournament at Pechanga Resort & Casino.