On 1 April 2006 Paddy Power bookmakers issued a press release stating we were going to try and break the word record for the largest strip poker tournament.

It was an April Fool´s joke but within minutes we were receiving phone calls and emails from individuals and organisations from all over the world wanting to know more details about this notional event.

That got us thinking.

Would it be possible to actually do this? Well, nothing´s impossible in the world of Paddy Power and we love it when a plan comes together.

We contacted the Guinness World Record people and they confirmed no record currently existed, secured a quality poker venue in the form of the Café Royal, London and the rest is history in the making.