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World's Largest Game of Human Bingo Pays Out $50,000

15 July 2005

SAN BERNARDINO, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Hundreds of people from all over Southern California took to the field at Arrowhead Credit Union Park in San Bernardino to play in the world's largest human bingo game.

San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino turned the game of Bingo into a life size event today by having hundreds of participants serve as human bingo markers during the first ever Extreme Human Bingo. Participants played the game of bingo on 20 feet by 50 feet size Bingo cards on the field of the minor league baseball stadium. The promotion, which was held to celebrate the 19th anniversary of San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, brought together nearly 600 players onto the baseball field to cover spaces on 36 cards for a total of six games. Participants who made a winning Bingo line during the first five games were awarded $1,000 each. The last Bingo game consisted of 25 winners on a coverall card, with each winner being awarded $1,000. A total of $50,000 was given away during the event.

"Since Bingo is a significant part of the history of San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, the concept of Extreme Human Bingo pays tribute to our history while offering the public an exciting opportunity to be a part of our history in the making," said Jill Philbrook, marketing director for San Manuel Indian Bingo. "The size and uniqueness of Extreme Human Bingo has never been attempted before, and we are thrilled to be able to present such a fresh and exciting promotion."

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