May 25, 2009
Woman sets 4 1/2-hour craps record
A New Jersey woman broke the world record for shooting dice by throwing the bones 154 times before she
sevened out, casino officials said.
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City said Pat DeMauro, of Morris County, bought into the craps game for $100 Saturday and held the dice for four hours and 18 minutes, besting the the three-hour, six-minute world record that has stood unchallenged since May 28, 1989, The Press of Atlantic City reported Monday.
DeMauro said the record-breaking game was only her second time playing craps.
I got on a roll and just kept going for about four and a half hours -- and I was learning the game as I went along, DeMauro said.
Most of the men that were there were really excited because I was bringing them good luck.
DeMauro, who declined to reveal how much money she made from the game -- she said only that
it was a good night -- said Borgata officials approached her after the end of the hot streak and treated her and a friend to Dom Perignon champagne, a free meal and a complimentary stay at the hotel.
Borgata spokeswoman Noel Stevenson said that while the Guinness Book of World Records does not list dice-shooting records, such accomplishments are recorded by several gaming organizations.