October 21, 2010 13:23 ET

Paddy Power Poker: Gigantic Chip Stack Sets New World Record

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2010) -

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The Paddy Power Poker team literally stacked their way into the Guinness World Record Book in Dublin today by making the world's biggest poker chip stack. 

The gigantic stack, which stands at a whopping 3 meters tall and 50cm wide, took five people over 72-hours to complete and comprises of a massive 75,000 individual poker chips. 

The record breaking construction took place ahead of this year's Irish Winter Festival 2010 which takes place at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin from Friday 22 – Monday 25 October 2010. Whilst it has poker at its heart, the Irish Winter Festival is a true celebration of all things skilful and will be a weekend to remember.

Paddy Power said, "We had our fair share of wobbles along the way and one complete collapse but we held our nerve and it was definitely worth it for the honour of a Guinness World Record. The giant stack is yet another reason to get down to the Burlington Hotel in Dublin for the Irish Winter Festival this weekend."

Meet sporting legends at the Irish Winter Festival

Former World Champions Dennis Taylor (snooker) and Eric Bristow (darts) will attend the Irish Winter Festival to challenge punters at their respective sports - but with a classic prop bet twist.

On Friday 22 and Saturday 23, October 2010, from 9 – 11 pm, guests at the Irish Winter Festival will have the opportunity to take on their chosen World Champions in the Bellini Bar, Burlington Hotel and if they manage to 'beat the pro' they will win some great prizes.

However, to even things out a little for their challengers, Bristow will play his darts on a revolving dartboard while Taylor's snooker cue will be replaced with a broom handle!

Live music at the Irish Winter Festival

Live bands will spice up the nights at the Winter Festival with 'The Whisht' and 'Superfly' both making appearances; guests will be mesmerized by visiting Magician Shane Gillen; a roving artist will cut portrait silhouettes from paper in seconds using only a pair of scissors and drinks promotions will run throughout the festival weekend.

All prices remain subject to fluctuation.

Paddy Power is Ireland's largest bookmaker and a leading provider of gaming services in the UK, Australia, and Ireland. Founded in 1988 Paddy Power is a publicly quoted company and is listed on both the Irish and London Stock Exchanges (

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Contact Information

  • Paddy Power plc
    Ken Robertson
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