Best of the Best: Top Croupiers in Australasia Will Compete at SKYCITY Auckland

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Executives with SKYCITY Auckland have announced that 21 of Australasia's most renowned croupiers will compete for the ultimate title of Top Croupier in New Zealand's first ever Australasian Croupier Championship to be held later this month.

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Officials with SKYCITY Auckland have confirmed that the city will host the twelfth annual Australasian Croupier Championship at SKYCITY's twentyone Casino. This two day event will take place on Monday October 14th and Tuesday October 15th.

The first day of the Championship will be the preliminary competition and elimination rounds that will determine who will advance to the Grand Final, which will be held the following day.

Competitors will be judged on their chip work, dealing skills and overall customer service by a panel consisting of representatives from a number of competing casinos.

This is the twelfth year of the Championship, which showcases the top performing croupiers from casinos around Australasia. In all, 21 competitors representing Australasia and the countries New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Vanuatu will vie for the top spot on the Blackjack and Roulette tables.

Representing Auckland and the local area casinos are Arjay Romero and James Lee – as well as Holly Darling from SKYCITY Queenstown and Venus Broughton from SKYCITY Hamilton.

SKYCITY Auckland General Manager John Mortensen says SKYCITY Auckland is honored to have been chosen to host such a high-profile event.

“It’s great to have so many representatives of world-class casinos from the Australasian area at SKYCITY Auckland for this New Zealand-first event. This Championship really does represent the best of the best in this hugely competitive industry,” says Mr Mortensen.

Local and international media are invited to attend and photograph the event. However, it is requested that they RSVP no later than Wednesday October 9th to ensure access and availability of space.

Where:        twentyone, Level 1, SKYCITY Auckland
When:         Competition – Monday October 14th at 9am
                 Grand Final – Tuesday October 15th at 6pm

For more information, please contact:

Lydia Jarman
Communications Advisor
SKYCITY Entertainment Group
09 363 7126
021 389 150

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