A key to any successful casino trip for a gambler is to quit while you're ahead.
But there's no quit in the Viejas Casino & Resort, as the establishment recently added two more world records to its ever-increasing tally. The latest marks to fall at the Alpine, California, setting were for the longest chain of fireworks with 10,005 and the longest line of sparklers lit in relay with 299 participants.
The events were held in celebration of Viejas' 23rd anniversary, as the resort continues to serve the surrounding San Diego gaming area. This particular combination of records allowed those staying at the resort and playing at the casino a chance to take part in history themselves with the sparkler relay, followed by Viejas putting on a show for all those in attendance with the uniquely structured fireworks display.
Nearly 2,000 VIP guests were invited to the record-breaking extravaganza, with thousands more in attendance to watch the proceedings. The showstopping fireworks display required that only firework be set off at a time in succession.
But, with nearly 30 fireworks being sent up per second, it made for quite the sight against the celebratory sky.
This makes it now six records in three years for Viejas, each attempt centered around the casino's anniversary.
Last year saw a record hat trick, with records falling for the longest high-five chain at 684 people (since broken), largest pack of playing cards at 1.29 m x 0.93 m (4 ft 3 in x 3 ft 1 in), and most people uncorking wine simultaneously with 639.
In 2012, Viejas entered the records game in building the largest functioning blackjack table, measuring 206.85 m² (2,226.51 ft²).
World records continue to provide Viejas a way to stand apart from its competition, and garner plenty of attention for doing so. This latest record double saw coverage from the San Diego Union Tribune and Imperial Valley Press, but was also featured on KUSI-TV, Yahoo! Finance, and Market Watch.
"Each year for our anniversary, we feel it’s important to create a phenomenal experience for our guests that reminds them, our team members, and our competitors that Viejas can do things that our competition simply cannot match," said Scott Bauer, Viejas director of database marketing, "things that no other team in the world has matched."
Has Viejas' sustained record excellence inspired your group to involve its participants in a record attempt? Make sure to contact the Guinness World Records events management team with your organization's details.