What do you think? How long is the biggest blackjack table or how old is the oldest croupier in the world? The answers to these questions will surely surprise you. Check our infographic about gambling world records.
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Casino and Gambling World’s Records
Slot Machines Records
- Most slot machines running the same game simultaneously
The most slot machines running the same game simultaneously was 1,610, achieved by Bally Technologies (USA) at Mohegan Sun Montville, Connecticut, USA, on 27 April 2013.
- Largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game
The largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game is €17,879,645 ($20,062,600, £13,209,300), won by Jon Heywood (UK), playing Microgaming’s Mega Moolah on Betway’s website, on 6 October 2015.
- Largest slot machine tournament
The largest slot machine tournament involved 3,173 participants in an event organized by Muckleshoot Casino with support from Everi Games Inc. (both USA), in Auburn, Washington, USA, on 30 April 2016.
- Largest slot machine win
The largest slot machine payout is $39,713,982 won by a 25-year-old software engineer from Los Angeles after putting in $100 in the Megabucks slot machine at the Excalibur Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas.
Casino World Records
- Oldest croupier
The oldest croupier is Joanna Dodd (b. 15 January 1936, USA) who is still employed as a croupier at Flamingo Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, the USA as of 20 February 2015, making her the oldest croupier, aged 79 years 36 days.
- Largest casino
The Largest casino is the 51,100 m2 gambling area in the Venetian Macao, a casino-hotel resort owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation opened on 27 August 2007. On the premises can be found over 3,400 slot machines and 870 gaming tables.
- Most casinos visited in 24 hours
The most casinos visited in 24 hours is 69 and was achieved first by father and son team Jack and Jeremy Freeman (both USA) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 27-28 August 2007. This record was then equalled by Kimo Ah Yun and Gary Meyer (both USA) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 22-23 October 2015. Jack and Jeremy played blackjack at every casino and kept a $5 (£3.15) chip from each one, meaning a loss of £345 (£217), but winning $30 (£18) from all hands played.
Table Games World Records
- Most players at an internet poker room
The most players simultaneously in an online poker room is 307,016 who played on a total 42,814 virtual tables at PokerStars.com on 6 September 2009. PokerStars.com hold multiple GWRs for online poker.
- Largest prize money for a baccarat tournament
The greatest prize money a baccarat tournament won by an individual is 100,000,000 HKD (12,890,500 USD). It was achieved by Lin Hasain at Sands Cotai Central Sheraton Ballroom in Macao on 3 March 2015.
- Largest functioning blackjack table
The largest functioning blackjack table measured 206,85 m2 in surface area and was created by the Viejas Casino (USA) in Alpine, California, on 13 September 2013. In celebrate of the Viejas Casino’s 21st anniversary, one hand of blackjack was played by six guests of the casino and a dealer using oversized casino chips and cards that matched the enormous scale of the table.
- Largest roulette wheel
The largest roulette wheel measures 8.75 m2 in diameter and it was achieved by Casino Du Liban in Lebanon on 16 December 2017. The roulette wheel is located on the dome ceiling of the casino and is controlled electronically.
Gambling World Records
- Largest gambling city
In 2016, the estimated annual gambling revenue for Macau, China, was $27.8 billion. Compared to the gambling mecca of the USA, Macau’s gambling industry is 330% larger than Las Vegas.
- Most money lost by a nation to gambling per capita
The nation to lose the most money on average, per adult, to gambling is Australia. During 2010, the average Australian, aged 17 or over, lost US$ 1,199. Approximately 70% of Australians are believed to participate in some form of gambling and their total annual gambling losses are estimated at somewhere US$19 billion.