Rachel Ledesma, NHBP Member and Poker Dealer in FireKeepers Casino Hotel’s Poker Room, is competing to be Ante Up magazine’s Most Popular Dealer. Ante Up magazine is a staple in the FKCH Poker Room and the contest is the magazine’s way of honoring top dealer talent from around the country. Ten dealers from each of five geographic regions – West, Southwest, South, Northeast and Midwest –were chosen by Ante Up’s staff from dozens of applicants in a blind vote based on each dealer’s answer to the question. “Why should you be chosen as Ante Up’s Most Popular Dealer?”
You can help Rachel by heading to Ante Up’s website at http://www.anteupmagazine.com/mpd and clicking the VOTE NOW! link. Voting closes July 8. The contestant with the largest number of votes in each region will proceed to the finals. All five finalists will be featured in the August issue of the magazine. In addition to bragging rights, the winner will receive a prize package that includes an Ante Up Poker Cruise.
I am the most important person at the poker table. I am the dealer and I am committed to guest satisfaction. I expect every player to receive the best service and the most enjoyable experience when they play at my poker table. I make sure to welcome and greet every player with a big smile and introduce myself to them. I am here to make sure they have a fun night out and, win or lose, I want everyone to enjoy playing poker at my table. I make sure to keep my game moving but I never rush the players. I am consistent when dealing and this helps the players get comfortable at my table. Professionalism is what you get when you’re at my table. I make sure to announce the amount someone is betting or raising, as this keeps everyone informed on what is going on at the table because not everyone is always paying attention. I have a great personality and disposition and this makes me a great dealer. I provide a positive, upbeat attitude and act as a role model and treat everyone equal and in a respectful manner at all times. I listen carefully to all guest inquiries or complaints and always deal with them and if I cannot help, I will make sure to find someone who can. My goal is to exceed each and every player’s expectations as a poker dealer. I love my job, I love coming to work it is very rewarding job and I wouldn’t trade it for any other job. This is my dream job. I know I would be excited and honored to be Ante Up’s Most Popular Dealer!