Following on from last week's report of Mansfield woman Yvette Price-Mear's attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records with the most consecutive bingo games played, it seems the cousins across the pond didn't want to be left out.
The Gila River Hotel and Casinos resort in Arizona, attempted to get into the Guinness Book of World Records at their Lone Butte location, for the world's largest bingo balls and world's largest bingo card. The world record attempt is to celebrate the resorts 25th anniversary this year.
Teaya Vicente of Gila River Hotels and Casinos said:
What better way than to break two world records and to have Guinness here today to verify it, so it's just a way to have fun and give back to our players and to the community and get our name in the world record book
The giant bingo game was played in the resort car park and consisted of 75 massive inflatable balls and a single bingo card measuring 20 feet by 20 feet.
Word Record Success
As confirmed in the Gila River Hotels and Casino facebook page, the purpose built resort was successful in its world record attempts and is now the official Guinness Book of World records holder of the world's largest bingo balls and world's largest bingo card.
The resort also offered a $2,500 prize to winner of the record breaking bingo game.