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600 in N.Y. set record for human playing card

VERONA, N.Y. — Six hundred people dressed in colored ponchos have aced their attempt to set a record for the largest human playing card.

The Oneida Indians said the record was set Saturday by 600 guests at the tribe’s Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center in central New York.

The 600 guests wore a white or a red rain poncho and were told where to stand to form a human version of the ace of diamonds. Once in position, they had to remain in place for five minutes.

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A Guinness World Records official was at Turning Stone to verify the record. The Guinness managers required a minimum of 250 participants to create the category. The record will be registered in the group’s database and be eligible for inclusion in the Guinness World Records book.

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A representative of the Oneida Nation said the event was a fun way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the tribal casino. In addition to casino games, the resort includes a hotel, restaurants, arcade, and golf courses.

Associated Press