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Success for cardstacking world record
Cardstacker, Bryan Berg completed his 44-day-long effort to break his own Guinness World record at The Venetian yesterday.
Using 218,792 playing cards from 4,051 decks, Berg’s finished structure includes intricate details of the iconic Cotai Strip, such as the Rialto Bridge, the Campanile Tower, and challenging curved shapes of The Plaza Macao and Sands Macao. The final composition is 10.5 meters long, 3 meters tall, and weighs more than 272 kilograms. The cards used in this record attempt, if laid end to end, would stretch more than 21 kilometers.
Angela Wu, adjudicator of Guinness World Records, was on hand to witness the completion of the world record and provide Berg with a certificate to recognize his achievement.
To prove that he complied with the record rules, and did not use tape, glue or other foreign substances that would aid the construction of the structure, Berg will knock the structure down on Saturday, March 20, after only 10 days of display.
Stephen Weaver, Chief Development Officer of Sands China Ltd. was on hand to celebrate the successful attempt and said he thought it helped “put the name of Macao on the global map.”
He said The Venetian had proudly hosted a number of workshops with the local community to meet Berg and “learn how to undertake cardstacking, sharing knowledge about how to create stable and strong structures from something as simple as playing cards.”
The record holder said he hoped “seeing this new world record has shown visitors that, with creativity and perseverance, nearly anything is possible.”
“This has been the most ambitious project I have undertaken to date, and I couldn’t think of a more fitting place to build the world’s largest house of cards than at the world’s largest resort hotel,” he said.
US “cardstacker” Bryan Berg makes a speech while holding a Guiness World Record certificate after completing the “largest house of freestanding playing cards” with a replica of the Venetian Macao
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