Genting International Casino at Resorts World Birmingham will welcome the UK’s finest croupiers on Monday, March 4th for the prestigious 2019 Dealer of the Year competition.
The competition, which is organised by the National Casino Forum (NCF), will test dealer’s technical skill, game control and hospitality in a high-pressure environment overseen by championship judges.
The winner of the competition will walk away with a prize of £2,000 with cash prizes of £1,000 being offered to the runner-up and £500 for third place. Prizes will also be awarded to the Best Chipper, Pusher and Stacker, as well as the dealer who demonstrates the best maths skills.
The overall winner and first runner-up will go on to represent the UK at the European Dealer Championship (EDC) in Tallinn, Estonia, from Monday, April 29th until Wednesday, May 1st.
This year, the limit of two croupiers per company has been lifted, allowing more dealers to take part and test their skills against their peers.
Ian Bennett, Operations Director, Resorts World Birmingham, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the National Casino Forum’s Dealer of the Year competition at Genting International Casino. The competition is one of the biggest in the UK casino calendar and so it seems fitting to host it at Europe’s first resort casino.”
Tracy Damestani, CEO of the National Casino Forum, said: “We are delighted to be staging the UK Dealer Championships, which will showcase the talent we have in this country. Dealers need to combine mental agility, card skills and hospitality, which makes it a very theatrical event.
There are great career opportunities for croupiers and we hope the contest will highlight the fun and excitement a good dealer brings to the casino, encouraging more people to consider it as a career”.