London (26 January) – The country’s leading casino dealers will meet at ICE to compete for the right to represent the United Kingdom at the 9th Annual European Casino Association Dealer Championship, taking place at Slovenia’s Hit Casino Park, Nova Gorica across 12th and 13th May. The National Casino Forum organised competition to select the UK finalist will start at 11am on Wednesday 4th February and is being held in a special competition area adjacent to the stand of event sponsors TCSJohnHuxley (S5-250).
Competitors will be judged across a range of key disciplines including hospitality, control of the game, and technical skills in both American Roulette and Blackjack. There will also be a series of ’side events‘ to determine the Best Chipper, Best Card Handler, Best Mathematician as well as those judged to be most proficient at Cutting Chips and Pushing Stacks. The successful UK candidate will go forward to test their skills against the best in Europe, including the ECA‘s 2014 European Champion Lars Mikkelsen from Casino Copenhagen, Denmark and two-time runner-up Amir Ben Said of Finland.
ICE Portfolio Director Kate Chambers said: „It’s entirely fitting that the UK leg of this fabulous international competition should take place at the world’s most international gaming event. The European Casino Association and the National Casino Forum are great allies of the exhibition and have both made major contributions to its development over the years. Bringing the UK Dealer Championship to ExCeL is a major honour and one which adds prestige to the ICE brand.“
She added: „As well as seeing the latest products and services being displayed on the show floor and networking with gaming’s smartest minds at ICE Conferences, visitors can now also appreciate the dexterity and hospitality skills of the UK‘s most accomplished dealers. This is a great addition to the multi-faceted activities, events and gatherings which come together to comprise the ICE Totally Gaming experience.“
For more information on ICE Totally Gaming, and to register visit www.icetotallygaming.com.