Brussels/Budva, 20 April 2018 – The 12th edition of the European Dealer Championship (EDC) organised by the European Casino Association (ECA) is coming to Resort & Casino Maestral in Montenegro from 7 – 9 May 2018.
The long-running competition once again 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.
The Mediterranean country on the Adriatic Sea plays host to the EDC for the first time in the 12-year history of the competition after joining the ECA in 2016. It is famous for its stunning landscape and coastline with Resort & Casino Maestral at the centre of the country’s thriving tourist industry in the Budva region.
As Per Jaldung, ECA chairman said: “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. 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.”
Christos Tsemperas, CEO of Resort & Casino Maestral added “We are proud to host the European Dealer Championship at our seaside location in Montenegro and very much look 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.”
Special thanks go to the long-term supporters of the 2018 EDC: Clarion Gaming, Scientific Games, ICSE, CLS, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM), GPI Gaming, Abbiati and CTC.