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A cut above! Casino croupier is ‘dealer of the year’

All-rounder from Marble Arch casino will represent UK in European contest

02 March, 2018 — By Tom Foot

The winners 

A CASINO croupier has been named “dealer of the year”.

Slawomir Workun won the prize at the annual contest in the Sportsman Casino, near Marble Arch.

The 34-year-old, who cuts the cards at the same casino, saw off challenges from 23 finalists to claim the £2,000 cash prize.

Croupiers are tested on dexterity, mental agility and charisma.

Mr Workun said: “It’s easy to find people who are the best at maths, or dealing, or customer service, but it’s rare to find somebody with the complete set.”

He will now represent the UK at the European Dealer Championships (EDC) in Montenegro in May, with 20 countries participating.

Shaun Kelly, from Les Ambassadeurs in Mayfair, was runner-up, while Will Gosnold finished in third place.

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