The 12th edition of the European Dealer Championship (EDC) organised by the European Casino Association (ECA) is to be held at the Resort & Casino Maestral in Montenegro from 7 – 9 May 2018.
The long-running competition brings together Europe’s croupier elite to one of the premier casino destinations in Europe to compete for the prestigious title of best dealer in Europe. Following in the footsteps of 317 competitors before them over the past 12 years, a record number of 37 participants from 20 countries will join the competition this year.
For the first time its history the competition takes place in Montenegro, famous for its stunning coastline and thriving tourist industry.
“After the first impression of the fantastic Resort & Casino Maestral in 2017 at the ECA summer meeting, we are thrilled to be back just one year later for the European Dealer Championship,” said As Per Jaldung, ECA chairman. “The competition is a great reminder of the impact our industry for tens of thousands of croupiers in our casinos around Europe who are at the forefront of a great customer experience every day. We look forward to an exciting competition.”
The EDC is the long-running competition organised by the ECA that takes place yearly at an ECA member casino. Croupiers chosen at national level compete against each other in a competition that involves technical skill, control of the game and hospitality. Also taking place are competitions to find the best chipper, best card handler, best cutting chips, best pushing stacks and best mathematician.
Christos Tsemperas, CEO of Resort & Casino Maestral said he was proud to host the Championship and very much looking forward to welcoming the European croupier elite.
“It will be a true celebration of the art and skill of being a dealer and I am certain that we will gain ambassadors for Montenegro who will carry their great experience of Resort & Casino Maestral across Europe,” said Tsemperas.