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Poker Marathon Record Attempt This Weekend

Englishman Barry Denson Aims To Play Poker For Five Days Straight


English poker player Barry Denson will try to break Phil Laak’s poker marathon record this weekend when he sits down to begin playing poker for five days straight.

Denson is aiming to raise £1,000 for Help for Heroes and people can pledge their support at

Denson said of the record attempt, which starts at the G Casino, Manchester, England on Sunday, “The current record for the longest time an individual has continuously played poker is 115 hours and was achieved by Phil Laak at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, from 2nd to 7th June 2010…. This summer, I will attempt to break the record.

“In case you were wondering, 115 hours is 4.79 days, or 6,900 minutes or 414,000 seconds.

“In that time you will blink 110,400 times, you will sweat 92 litres, and normally I would sleep about 33 hours!!