World Bunco Association selects Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort for the 2010 Bunco Championship Tournament

Jan 15, 2010, 09:45 ET from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

DESTIN, FL, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ - The World Bunco Association(R) (WBA) announced the selection of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Florida as the site of its World Championship Tournament this April 30-May 2.

The popularity of Bunco has reached an all time high in communities in North America and worldwide. Bunco is a social game that has gained in vast popularity. The Wall Street Journal reported that an estimated 17.4 million people, mostly women in the U.S. have played bunco with seven million playing regularly.

Bunco is typically played in groups of 12 with four people seated at three tables. Players toss three dice to try to roll the same number as the round. When all three dice come up the same as the round's number, the player yells "Bunco!"

Hundreds of participants are expected to attend the Fifth Championship Tournament this April for a weekend of Bunco, games and prizes. No prior experience is necessary to join the fun and camaraderie.

Special rates are available at Sandestin for the tournament dates and an extended stay if players want to take advantage of the beautiful area, amenities and beach. Sandestin includes a long list of extras including free resort transportation, complimentary bike rental, tennis court time, fitness center access and more. Visit or call 1-800-277-0800 for details.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sandestin(R) Golf and Beach Resort offers one of the most complete resort experiences in North America. Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination for all seasons and for all ages, located on Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast, an area recognized as one of the top 2010 destinations in the world by Frommer's. The resort invites guests to enter a world of 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,500 villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. A member of Beaches of South Walton, Sandestin features more than seven miles of sugar-white sand beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, with boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife venues.

About The World Bunco Association

The World Bunco Association(R) was chartered in 1996, and is dedicated to the organization, preservation, promotion and the expansion of Bunco group activity. The WBA, own a "Family of Bunco Trademarks" & is the official source and sanctioning body of Bunco games, such as the new iBunco app for your iphone or ipod touch, products, accessories & Bunco tournaments throughout the country. The WBA invites inquiries and is forming alliances with those interested in featuring Bunco playing as a wholesome means of social interaction, fundraising, community and family involvement and, just plain fun entertainment.

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