The first ever National Roulette Championships took place recently at the Genting International Casino at Resorts World on the NEC site.
Players were able to compete in heats both online and offline between 4th April and 5th May 2016. Online a spin of between £5 and £25 on Live Roulette or Crockfords Live Roulette at the Genting Casino would qualify you for the promotion.
£100 could be won daily, and if you were the overall online winner then you landed a £1,000 prize and an all expenses paid stay at Resorts World Birmingham on 21st May and participate on the National Roulette Championships.
In addition to qualifying online, players at land-based Genting Casinos were able to qualify too.
Mark Vaccarezza was named as the National Roulette Champion and his first words were that he is not a gambler!
There were 75 other finalists taking part, all of which were winners in regional heats at Genting Casinos.
Mr. Vaccarezza won £300 in his regional heat and went along to the final just to enjoy the event rather than believing he was in with a chance of winning.
Speaking of the play he said
All of us were given 10,000 points to play with and my tactics were to play small bets. However, in the later stages of the final I was quite behind so decided to bet on the numbers 9 and 24 – my birthday is 24th September. It worked, I won.
Mr. Vaccarezza joked that he made the mistake of telling his wife about his winnings and how, rather than being frivolous, the money has gone towards the mortgage.
He used to frequent the Genting Casino at the Star City Venue before the Resorts World venue opened, but has since chosen the latter to visit.
On playing at the casino, he said
All of the staff is very friendly and welcoming and it was one of them that suggested I enter the roulette competition, as it is my favourite game. I never expected for a minute that I would win. Needless to say my wife is over the moon!