A Vermont man has set a new world record for the most amount of time spent playing poker in one sitting.
Larry Olmsted spent three days at a casino poker table in Foxwoods in Connecticut to capture the 72-hour record. It needs to be certified by Guinness to become official.
He started with $100 in poker chips and worked it up to nearly $1,000. He gave most of it away in tips to casino staff. He says at one point he was too tired to read the numbers on the cards, but he managed to play on. Olmsted says he was in it for the glory.
Olmsted was allowed 15-minute breaks every eight hours, which he used to change clothes and brush his teeth.
Four months ago, Olmsted set an obscure world record for traveling the farthest distance to play golf. He played a round in Australia, then flew nearly 75-hundred miles to play a round in California.