European Dealer Championship Returns in 2022

Europe's premier land-based skills showcase, the European Dealer Championship, has announced new dates for 2022. The show was postponed twice due to the pandemic.

European Dealer Championship Returns in 2022

The European Casino Association (ECA) announced last week that its European Dealer Championship (EDC) will be back in 2022.

The show was postponed twice in the last year due to the impact of the pandemic and ongoing restrictions affecting European travelers but will return to the Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco May 16-18, 2022.

“Every year the EDC has brought together and recognized the amazing talent nurtured across our member locations Europe-wide,” said ECA Chairman Per Jaldung. “The spirit of healthy competition, best practices gleaned from over 25 different European countries and the personal connections made at such a truly international event remain invaluable. The European Dealer Championship has been sorely missed for the last two years and its return to the fabulous location of Monte Carlo is enthusiastically welcomed by all members and participants.”

Swiss Casinos’ Tamas Adam is the reigning EDC champion. To claim the prize of best dealer in Europe in 2022, competitors must demonstrate quick thinking, quick hands, superior math skills and the effortless control of chips in a social environment.

Since 2007, EDC has visited 13 countries, tested 400 dealers and entertained 2,000 spectators from across Europe and around the world. “Casino de Monte Carlo has been waiting for two years to finally welcome the best dealers in Europe to Monaco,” said Pascal Camia, executive vice president of gaming operations for Monte Carlo Société des Bains de Mer and vice chairman of the ECA. “Monte Carlo is the perfect stage for both the comeback of land-based casinos in Europe and the celebration of the amazing talent and dedication of those working in our sector.”

Hermann Pamminger, ECA’s secretary general, added, “We look forward to gathering in Monaco in May 2022 for a unique edition in a symbolic location. The importance of the EDC is highlighted by the fact that this year’s cancelled event was on track to become the largest competition in its 15-year history, with over 40 participating casino members. Events such as the European Dealer Championship are more important than ever in 2022 as the industry rebounds from the pandemic and seeks to address the challenges of the unprecedented crisis currently facing the land-based sector.”

The championship will be held at Montreux Casino in Switzerland in 2023.