Deborah Giardina

Deborah Giardina – Class of 2014

A very accomplished industry professional who has brought success to every casino she has worked with.  She started her career as a dealer in 1990 in Colorado and rose to the position of Assistant Table Games Manager within six months.

Deborah saw the potential in Biloxi, Mississippi and took a position at Lyle Berman’s Grand Casino Gulfport. She was part of the opening staff and was appointed Cardroom Manager within the first year. She then moved forward and assisted the opening of the Grand Casino Coushatta in Kinder. In 1999, Deborah opened the cardroom for Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota, and in 2004 was hired as Director of Poker Operations for the new Wynn Las Vegas Poker Room. Currently, Deborah is the Vice President of Poker Operations at bestbet Jacksonville in Florida, the largest cardroom in North Florida.