Phil Laak will try to break Zimbler record at the Bellagio in Las Vegas

5/21/10 – Poker professional Phil “The Unabomber” Laak is looking to set a new world record for the most hours of poker played in a single sitting.
The attempt will take place at the luxurious Bellagio Poker Room in Las Vegas, starting on June 2, when Laak will go after the world record of 78 straight hours of playing poker which was set by Paul Zimbler in the fall of 2009 .
Laak is an internationally recognised poker pro, known for his iconic look at the poker table where he wears sunglasses and a hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head. He is also a regular on televised poker shows like Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker. His animated personality and banter at the tables, and interest in participating in sometimes bizarre prop bets have also contributed to his fame.
"I have played many enduro sessions of poker, but never anything of this magnitude,” Laak said this week. “I know this will test my limits but I love a good challenge and am excited to be trying to beat this record in Vegas’ top poker room."