Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia), regarded as the premier and huge Asian trade event and regional sourcing platform for global gaming and entertainment products, is back and will be held on May 19–21 at the Venetian Macao.
This year will also mark the inaugural edition of a three-day competition All Asia Dealer’s Championship, designed to show the “best performing and outstanding casino dealers in Asia.”
The competition is to be held in an arena style set-up within the G2E Asia Exhibition floor for a “spectator sport” effect, drawing the crowds to cheer for their favorites.
Teams comprised of three dealers from properties all around Asia will compete in three games: Baccarat, Roulette and Blackjack. Croupiers will use the same equipment they deal with on a daily basis at their respective properties to maintain an even field.
The organizers’ priority is to develop a fair competition across the board. The competition’s Rules and Regulations have been carefully developed having in mind the idiosyncrasies of the industry in the region and approved by the participating operators. Judging criteria are divided into three major sections: customer service and interaction, chip work and dealing skills.
“We are excited about this addition to the G2E Asia schedule of events which will serve to further integrate the Asian gaming industry and bring the different stakeholders together for a fun and exciting event. It makes sense to hold it during G2E Asia, which is THE meeting point for regulators, operators, suppliers, industry associations and representatives from across the region,” said Reed Exhibitions China Vice President Josephine Lee.
“Our aim is to develop an international platform for croupiers to further develop their talent and skills as they are an integral part of the gaming industry. They need to know that the industry cares about them and is here to support them through their careers,” Rosalind Wade, managing director of Asia Gaming Brief added.