AUBURN, Wash., May 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington culminated its landmark 21st anniversary celebration on April 30 with a record-breaking event – the world's largest slot tournament. Officially certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, the historic designation was captured during the kick-off of Everi's 2016 TournEvent of Champions.
"This is a thrilling honor not just for Muckleshoot Casino, but for the incredible 3,173 players players who hold this record with us equally," said Conrad Granito, General Manager of Muckleshoot Casino. "Their spirited enthusiasm, combined with the exhilarating fun of Everi's TournEvent of Champions, created a winning combination."
An official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator verified the accomplishment after a more than 13-hour period. Participation in the history-making event, which awarded more than $100,000 in cash and prizes, was free to guests 21 and older.
The tournament's top finisher, Benigno T. of Federal Way, Wa., received $21,000 in cash and a four-night trip to Las Vegas to compete for a chance to win $1 million* in Everi's TournEvent of Champions championship event on September 28, 2016.
"We've held hundreds of TournEvent of Champions slot tournaments over the past five years, but this one was definitely the most memorable and the perfect way to kick off this year's campaign," added Linda Trinh, Everi Vice President of Marketing & Promotions. "We are proud to be a part of this historic event and want to thank Muckleshoot Casino, as well as all the players, who helped make this our biggest TournEvent of Champions tournament to date."
From its humble start in a tent in 1995, Muckleshoot Casino now proudly serves as the largest gaming establishment in the Pacific Northwest, with more than 3,100 games, eight delectable dining experiences, and sensational live entertainment.
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