September 12, 2012 (Viejas)– Viejas Casino, Southern California’s premier gaming, dining and entertainment destination, will attempt to set a new Guinness Record for the World’s Largest Blackjack Table on September 13 – Viejas Casino’s 21st Anniversary.
Crews have started constructing the massive blackjack table, which measures 60’ x 36’ and will be placed inside the DreamCatcher lounge at Viejas Casino. Six players will play a hand of blackjack witnessed by an official Guinness adjudicator flown in from London exclusively to certify the world record. Each player will use duplicate blackjack chips that are exactly ten times the size of the actual chips. The dealer, who will stand on the table for the record-setting game, will use a duplicate set of Viejas Casino blackjack cards, which will be exactly ten times the size of the actual cards.
“Since the day Viejas Casino opened in 1991, we’ve offered our guests the best, most exciting variety of table games, slots, poker, bingo and more,” said Viejas Casino General Manager Chris Kelley. “Setting a new Guinness Record for the Largest Blackjack Table, and then letting our guests play at the table and share in the excitement, continues Viejas Casino’s commitment to innovation and guest service.”
The new Guinness Record is expected to be set at approximately 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 13. Immediately after the record is certified, V Club members will be offered a free opportunity to play a hand of blackjack at the table and enter a drawing for their share of a $21,000 cash prize, which will take place at 9 p.m.
Continuing the excitement, the public is invited to attend a 21st Anniversary Celebration at the V Lounge at 2 p.m. on Friday, September, 14 featuring free Anniversary Cake, music and entertainment.
About Viejas Casino
Located at I-8 and Willows Road east of San Diego, Viejas Casino features thousands of slot machines, table games including Blackjack, Baccarat and Pai Gow, a poker room, a new high-stakes bingo room and an off-track betting facility. Viejas Casino features a variety of restaurants including the award-winning Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet and The Café. The Viejas Outlet Center, located right across the street, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl and Viejas Mini Golf. For more information, visit www.viejas.com or call 1-800-847-6537.