Antra Gaike from Olympic Voodoo Casino, Latvia has been crowned Europe’s leading dealer, following a closely fought contest at the 2017 European Dealer Championship (EDC) which took place at The Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square. The 2017 championships were held from 8th – 10th May in the heart of London’s capital, a first in the competition’s 11-year history. Hosted within the historic former Hippodrome theatre which dates back to 1900, The Hippodrome Casino provided a compelling backdrop for the prestigious competition, as Europe’s dealer elite battled it out to be recognised as the best in the business.
31 judges from 20 countries oversaw three main categories: technical skill, game control and hospitality in a fierce knock-out competition over two days to establish Antra Gaike as Europe’s number one all-round performer.
European Dealer Championships – 2017 winning contestants:
Winner: Matti Kankainen - Veikkaus Casino Helsinki, Finland
2nd place: Tamas Adam - Swiss Casinos Pfäffikon, Switzerland
3rd place: Gilbert Ho Kang Jou - Holland Casino, Netherlands
4th place: Sami Winterhalter - Veikkaus Casino Helsinki, Finland
5th place: Matteo Coffaro - Olympic Casino Eesti AS, Estonia
6th place: Antoine Grauss - Casinos de Monaco, Monaco