Times & Dates

About the Championships

Dealer of the Year 2018 gets under way with the inter-club contests which will run from 4thJune – 27th August. 

Judges will be training officers, competition coordinators and management team members. Prize money is £200 for first place over two year experience, and first place under two year experience in each club.

The winners from each casino will go through to the five regional finals held at venues across the estate. The judges for the regional events will be Toni Pemberton, Darren Cousins, Daniel Rigazio and Dave Allen.

The top performers from the regional rounds will, in addition to their prize of £300, compete for the national titles at the Grand Final at G Casino Coventry on 22nd November. Judges will include Head of Table Gaming Kevin Grahame, Head of Poker Russell Tamplin and the HR business partners.

Prize money is £1,000 for Dealer of the Year with more than two years’ experience and £600 for Dealer of the Year with less than two years’ experience. For second place with more than two years’ experience the prize money is £500 and £300 for second place with less than two years’ experience. The day doesn’t finish after the competitions as all competitors will be given the option to attend a private “After Competition Party” combining food, drinks and more prizes for all those attending which should ensure that all finalist have a night to remember. The evening will end with all competitors retiring to their very own pitch side room at the Ricoh Arena.

Key Dates

  • 4th June - 27th August

    Club training and competitions commence

  • 26th & 27th September

    Luton Regional Final

  • 3rd & 4th October

    Midlands and West Regional Final - Walsall

  • 9th, 10th & 11th October

    Yorkshire & North East Regional Final - Leeds Westgate

  • 17th October

    Scotland & North Regional Final - Glasgow MC

  • 24th & 25th October

    South & East Regional Final - Southampton

  • 22nd November

    The Grand Final at Grosvenor Casino Coventry