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Man Aims for Poker Record

15 June 2004

HARTFORD, Connecticut – As reported by the Associated Press: "You can reasonably bet Larry Olmsted is pretty sick of seven-card stud.

"The Vermont native sat at a poker table at Foxwoods Resort Casino at Mashantucket at 1:22 p.m. Thursday and remained there for the next 72 hours, taking occasional bathroom breaks but never leaving the poker area.

"Olmsted's feat was intended to set the record for the longest casino poker session, one that has yet to be certified by Guinness World Records to become official.

"…Olmsted's concentration waned in the last 12 hours, as did his ability to stay awake…"

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