Atlantic City, NJ (May 24, 2009) – Last night a Morris County, NJ woman broke the world record for the longest craps roll in gaming history at a time of four hours and 18 minutes at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, a joint venture of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) and MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM).
Patricia Demauro of Denville bought into a game for $100 on a table adjacent to Borgata's Poker Room at roughly 8:13pm, and quickly amassed an overwhelming crowd of supporters, comprised of Borgata associates and customers, who cheered her on as the casino floor bustled with visitors in for the Memorial Day weekend. When she eventually sevened out at approximately 12:31 am, after 154 rolls of the dice, she was greeted by Borgata with a champagne toast and applause from her new fans.
“This was only my second time playing the game of craps, so this was very exciting for me to be a part of history,” explained Ms. DeMauro. “I’ve visited Borgata many times as my friend(s) and I always have a lot of fun at the games and we enjoy the ambiance.”
“We are very excited to have hosted this moment for Ms. DeMauro and have our property be a part of this historic event for the gaming industry,” said Joe Lupo, Sr. Vice President of Operations for Borgata. “From our loosest slots and multi-million dollar jackpots to our poker tournament success stories and now Patricia’s world-record breaking craps roll, Borgata has quickly become a destination of ‘firsts’ in Atlantic City, known as a place where anything can happen and one-of-a-kind memories such as these are possible.”
The previous record for longest craps roll was held by Stanley Fujitake of Honolulu, Hawaii, at 3 hours and 6 minutes, and took place on May 28, 1989, at The California Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, also owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation.
About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Borgata is a joint venture of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) and MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM). Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, it features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 182 gaming tables; 4,100 slot machines; an 85-table poker room; 11 retail boutiques; 6 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 6 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The resort also features Atlantic City’s first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; food and beverage by renowned chef Geoffrey Zakarian; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools.