The Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington, teamed with slot manufacturer Everi Holdings on April 30 to set a new Guinness World Record for slot tournament participation as 3,173 players participated in the property finals for Everi’s National TournEvent of Champions.
The event smashed the record held by Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, which teamed with the former Bally Technologies three years ago to hold a tournament on Bally systems with 3,001 participants. Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records were on hand to record that as the World’s Largest Slot Tournament, and officials from Guinness were at Muckleshoot this time to verify the new record of 3,173 for the casino and Everi.
The Muckleshoot event was part of Everi’s annual competition in connection with the TournEvent instant-tournament system. The winner of the record-breaking tournament will go to the finals in Las Vegas the week of the Global Gaming Expo and compete with other finalists from around the country for a top prize of $1 million, with $400,000 in other prizes spread across a field of more than 180 finalists—no finalist receiving less than $500.
Each finalist winning a property tournament also gets an all-expense paid trip for two to Las Vegas for the finals at the XS Nightclub at the Encore. The Muckleshoot winner also got $21,000 in cash for winning the record-breaking TournEvent contest.