[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ollowing a successful event at the Hit Nova Gorica casino in Slovenia last year, the 2016 edition of the European Dealer Championship is scheduled to take place at Holland Casino Breda, Netherlands, on May 11-12.
Organised by the European Casino Association (ECA), the European Dealer Championship was created to highlight the importance of dealer training and promote best practices in the casino industry. At the same time, the championship provides Europe’s best dealers with the opportunity to showcase their talent.
“ECA and its members understand and recognize that training is crucial in order to learn all the necessary skills to become a good and qualified dealer,” the association said. “To this end, ECA promotes training and supports its members by always trying to improve professionalism in casinos across Europe.
“The European Dealer Championship underlines this ethos while at the same time providing the perfect opportunity to exchange information, expand networks, and meet with friends.”
Last year saw first-time competitor Mattia Luchesini from Aspinalls Casino in the UK head straight through into the finals in Nova Gorica. After displaying his abilities in dealing American Roulette and Blackjack, he was crowned European Dealer of the Year.