ECA European Dealer Championship returns to the Netherlands in 2024; to be held at Holland Casino Venlo

The ECA European Dealer Championship is set to return to The Netherlands after an eight-year hiatus, scheduled to take place at Holland Casino Venlo from June 3 – 6, 2024.

This highly anticipated event, recognized for its extensive history and wide European participation, will bring together European casino dealers and promise a compelling display of talent.

The ECA Dealer Championship is the longest-running competition of its kind in Europe, with croupiers chosen at the national level to compete in a knock-out tournament that involves technical skill, control of the game, hospitality and “nerves of steel.”

Since its inaugural event in 2007, the European Dealer Championship has visited 15 countries, welcomed over 500 contestants and over 3,000 spectators from across Europe and beyond.

Holland Casino’s newest venue in Venlo stands out as Europe’s most sustainable, designed and constructed based on “Cradle-to-Cradle” principles. This approach ensures both environmental and social responsibility and Holland Casino is actively sharing the learning and best practices derived from the design and construction with all ECA members.

The 2023 edition of the championship was held at the Grand Casino Brussels: VIAGE. Two days of competition, starting on June 13, saw 36 participants from 20 different European countries showcase the industry’s finest talent in the “art of dealing” in the Belgian city.

Alessandro Mesina from UK’s Les Ambassadeurs beat William Gosnold from UK’s Metropolitan Gaming and Katarzyna Bielawska from Sweden’s Casino Cosmopol, into second and third place, to win the final to be named this year’s European Dealer Champion. 

This 2023 event was originally planned to take place in Cyprus, at the City of Dreams: Mediterranean, but delays in the completion of the project meant that Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE stepped in as a replacement venue.