Craps Player Rolls For Over Four Hours At Atlantic City Casino
Atlantic City desperately was in need of some good press. Their casinos have been getting hammered because of the economy, and it seems like nothing but bad luck has been occurring in the city.
On Saturday, there was finally some encouraging news to report. A Denville woman walked into the Borgata Hotel casino & Spa at around 8:30 PM. When she left the craps table, the night had turned to a new day.
Patricia Demauro picked up the dice and began playing craps and she kept rolling, and rolling, and rolling. When she finally passed the dice to another player, over four hours had elapsed. That set a new record for the casino, which claims the old record was three hours and six minutes.
"This was only my second time playing craps," said Demauro, "so this was very exciting for me to be part of history." It was also exciting for the groups of people that watched her play, cheering her on with each roll, 154 of them in all.
Atlantic City casinos have been on the downswing for over a year now. Their revenue figures that were released for April produced a decrease that created panic among many casino owners. The area is not only being hurt by the economy, but also from competition from neighboring states.
Even with all of the outside distractions, the Borgata was pleased that Demauro brought some positive exposure to the city. The casino did not reveal how much she won while playing for over four hours, but it was just the excitement that kept people watching.
"I was just wandering around and I saw a crowd of people around 10:30," said observer Timothy Jenkins, "so I started to watch, and it was amazing. I didn't stop watching until she was done several hours later."
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