What better way to celebrate your 21st anniversary than by setting a world record? In a press release published earlier this month Muckleshoot Casino announced that it did just that. The TournEvent of Champions slot tournament, held on April 30th in partnership with game company Everi, was billed as Muckleshoot’s bid for record book fame.
The atmosphere of celebration was tangible as excited participants gathered to help make history. Already occupying the enviable position of being the first casino to introduce video play games it seems obvious that Muckleshoot would also be the first to successfully set a Guinness World Record. Conrad Granito, General Manager, expressed his excitement about the tournament stating that given Muckleshoot’s impressive track record “…holding the slot tournament at Muckleshoot was a natural fit.” Linda Trinh, head of Marketing for Everialso commented on the event saying “While our TournEvent of Champions slot tournaments always bring fun and excitement to casinos nationwide, Muckleshoot Casino has taken its event to an entirely new level by attempting to break the record for world’s largest slot tournament.” Guinness World Record Judge Kellie Ferrick was on location to certify the event.
The tournament, which began at 8:00 am and continued all day, drew over 3,173 players to meet the minimum participation goal of 3,001 required to break the record. Participation was free but players had to be 21 or older to play. Play was held in one minute sessions throughout the day with a total pot of cash and prizes of $100,000. In commemoration of the casino’s 21st anniversary each player was guaranteed to win at least $21 in free play. The top prize of $21,000 was taken home by Benigno T. of Federal Way, WA. In addition, the winner was also awarded a four day trip to Las Vegas to compete in the national TournEvent of Champions which will take place in September. The winner of the national competition, which boasts participants from 100+ casinos nationwide, will be awarded $1,000,000.
About Muckleshoot Casino:
Located just south of Seattle in beautiful Auburn, Washington, Muckleshoot Casino is one of the Northwest’s premier destinations for table and video gaming. At Muckleshoot you will find over 3,100 games, 30 poker tables, and 70+ other table games. The casino also offers eight fine dining restaurants and a dance club. If catching a show is more your style you will find that Muckleshoot attracts some of the best musical and comedic talent and boasts a robust entertainment calendar with something for every taste. Earning 3.5 stars on TripAdvisor for its varied offerings make Muckleshoot a choice destination in the Northwest.
About Everi and TournEvent of Champions Events:
Everi is an Las Vegas-based company that provides technology solutions for video and mechanical games for casinos. They offer not only a dynamic and enticing game experience to casino patrons but also provide solutions for collecting payments and analytics. Everi is dedicated to bring state of the art technology to the gaming industry and cultivating world class experiences for casino patrons. You can read more about Everi’s offeringshere.
The TournEvent of Champions is an annual event hosted by Everi with a top prize of $1,000,000, to be paid out in increments over a 20 year period. The event attracts over 150,000 people each year and draws participants from all over the nation. More information about the TournEvent of Champions can be found here.
About Guinness World Records:
Founded in 1955 the Guinness World Records is a listing published annually that tracks both world and national records. Attempts to break or set world records must be monitored by a certified judge. To learn more about the Guinness World Records you can visit their site here.