Bingo game puts Gila River Hotels & Casinos in the record books
Gila River Indian News
Gila River Hotels & Casinos marked their 25th anniversary with a record-breaking celebration at Lone Butte Casino on April 25. With a large-scale game of bingo, on a 200-foot by 200-foot bingo card, Gila River Hotels & Casinos broke two Guinness World Records for the largest bingo card played on and for using 75 individual four-foot wide bingo balls.
“We are glad we were able to celebrate by bringing two Guinness World Records titles to Arizona and make bingo history at Lone Butte,” said Dominic Orozco, Chief Marketing Officer of Gila River Hotels & Casinos.
According to a Gila River Hotels & Casinos press release, patrons started waiting in line at 10:30 p.m. the night before for a chance to get in the record books.
Joan Quattlebaum was the first player to fill her bingo card with five spaces across and awarded $2,500 in bonus free-play.
The morning of celebrations and excitement included appearances by Michael Bankston, former Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle and team mascots D. Baxter the Bobcat from the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Howler from the Arizona Coyotes.
“We are so proud of all we’ve accomplished in the community since we opened our doors in 1994,” said Orozco.
Gila River Hotels & Casinos owns and operates three gaming properties, Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte and Vee Quiva.