ECA Announces Date for Dealer Championship 2009

Brussels, 20 June 2008 — The European Casino Association (ECA) today announced that its 2009 European Dealer Championship will be held from 21-22 April 2009 in Casino Cosmopol, Malmö, Sweden.

Following the resounding success of the first two European Dealer Championships in Casino Torrequebrada, Spain and Casinò di Venezia, Italy, interest in the 2009 event is already high and it is anticipated that all 23 ECA member countries will participate.

The ECA and its members understand and recognize that high quality training is crucial to learning the skills needed to become a good and qualified dealer. The ECA actively promotes training and supports its members in their ongoing efforts to improve professionalism in Europe’s casinos. The European Dealer Championship underlines this policy and also provides members with an ideal opportunity to get together, exchange information and expand their networks.

About the ECA

The ECA represents the interests of 950 casinos and around 80,000 employees in 23 countries across Europe. Founded in the early 1990s as the European Casino Forum, the ECA has grown steadily over the years and today includes members from the majority of the EU’s member states and from Switzerland and Serbia. In 2007, ECA member casinos welcomed some 115 million guests and generated aggregate total annual revenues in excess of 10.2 billion euro.