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September 19, 2012 (Alpine) – Viejas Casino, Southern California’s premier gaming, dining and entertainment destination, on September 14, set a new Guinness Record for the World’s Largest Blackjack Table.

The record was set at 9:45 a.m. September 13, as six guests sat at a massive blackjack table measuring just over 2,226 square feet and played a hand of blackjack with chips and cards that were ten times the size of the actual Viejas blackjack chips and cards. Philip Robertson, an official “Adjudicator” for Guinness was on hand to confirm the measurements and witness the hand of blackjack…and the new record was officially certified amid a rousing round of cheers and applause from Viejas Team Members and guests in the DreamCatcher at Viejas Casino.

“I’m very excited for our Team Members and guests who helped set this new record,” said Viejas Casino General Manager Chris Kelley. “The timing coincides with the 21st anniversary of Viejas Casino and reflects our ongoing commitment to providing our guests with a fun, exciting and entertaining experience.”

Immediately after the record was certified, V Club members were 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.

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