Pechanga Resort & Casino in California, USA and gaming machine makers Bally Technologies are hoping to make history and enter the record books this Saturday by holding The World's Largest Slot Machine Tournament.

An expected 1,100 machines on Pechanga's casino floor will utilize Bally's online network technology to turn them into tournament machines and allow players on each to compete head to head at the exact same time.

The event is free and everyone over 21 years of age is welcome to try and win their share of $100,000 in prizes.

The tournament will see 300 people take home prizes with the first place participant set to win a $30,000 jackpot. Registration begins at 8:00 am, with the tournament itself starting at 11:00 am.

"Most tournaments are located in one area, but this event will electrify the entire casino floor" explained Pechanga VP of Marketing Lee Torres. "This is our way to show the world what you can do with the most technologically advanced slot floor on the planet in one of the largest casinos on Earth."

Pechanga's team and Bally technicians have worked for the past two months on the attempt. More than six casino-wide tests of machines were conducted to work out glitches, with a "full load" test on the system that had 400 Pechanga and Bally employees simulate the rapid 'button mashing' fury of an actual slot tournament held at the start of last month.

More than 1,100 machines passed the test, leaving the Pechanga and Bally teams confident ahead of Saturday's tournament.

"The system worked exactly as planned," said Pechanga VP of Slots Buddy Frank.

"We are now ready to show the world that not all casino floors are made the same. We have worked for years to build a casino with all 3,800 slots networked together. This tournament is the perfect showcase to display what we can do right now, that other casinos will not be able to for years."

Speaking ahead of the attempt, Guinness World Records representative Kimberly Partrick said: "We're thrilled at the opportunity to be invited to such an innovative record attempt. I'm looking forward to witnessing the enthusiasm of all the participants and while 200 people might take home actual prizes, every player involved should feel a sense of pride as they endeavor to make history together!"