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The Irish Winter Festival

Slick Nick And A Barrel Of Laughs

by Brendan Murray |  Published: Jan 01, 2011


Paddy Power Poker tournaments in Ireland are unique in that they always strive to provide an entertaining and fun atmosphere. The Irish Winter Festival 2010 was no different. To kick things off the Paddy Power Poker team chipped their way into the Guinness Book of World Records by creating the world’s biggest poker chip stack. At 3 metres tall and 50 centimetres wide chip stack comprised 75,000 individual poker chips and took five people more than 72 hours to build. Spokesman 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.” Elsewhere, in the bar at the Festival, former snooker world champion Dennis Taylor and darts world champion Eric Bristow challenged punters at their respective sports — but with a classic prop bet twist: ...

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