The event featured a series of tasks to find a new 2017 Champion with talented dealers submitted from some of the biggest Casino operators in the UK including the Hippodrome, Aspers Group, Grosvenor Casinos, The Ritz and Clermont Club.

The championships concluded with the announcement of the winners in Playboy Club’s famous Tale Bar with sponsors Clarion Events awarding the much coveted trophy and Rob Saucier, CEO from cash prize sponsors Galaxy Gaming, presenting the £2,000 top prize.

17 Championship judges, including last year’s winner Clayton Bourne from The Clermonth Club, oversaw three main categories set to test contestants technical skill, game control and hospitality.

The challenging knock out competition has been hosted by the National Casino Forum for the last three years and aims to recognise the best individuals in the dealing business, with the winner and 1“Coming into the competition today, winning was not something I thought could happen.