Source: Gala Group
Aberdeen Croupier is the Ace of all Clubs
Brian Kelly, a croupier at the Gala Casino in Aberdeen, was crowned the ace of all clubs at the inaugural Gala Casino Croupier of the Year competition final at Gala’s Golden Horseshoe Casino in London on Wednesday 9th July.
group managing director of Gala Group, presented Brian with his prize which
included a seven night trip for two to Las Vegas with £500 spending
money, a trophy, £1,000 for a staff party in his Casino and - most
importantly - the prestige of holding the Croupier of The Year title for
the next 12 months.
The evening, which was hailed a great success, saw the six candidates battling it out on the roulette and blackjack tables before facing a Q&A session with the panel of judges.
Nick Potter, managing director of Gala Casinos and judge at the event, was delighted with the competition, “The Croupier of the Year final was an exciting opportunity to see our biggest asset, our people, showcasing their outstanding talent. It’s a fantastic initiative from Gala Casinos and, based on the success of this year, we’re looking forward to making it an annual event.”
to find Gala’s best Croupier started in February. The competition
comprised of four stages: a written application, the submission of a VHS
video, three regional finals and the national final. Candidates were judged
on their dealing technique, customer interaction, personality and charisma
and their potential to be Croupier Ambassador.
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