The Dealer with the Panda Tattoo

Christopher Briggs has become somewhat of a folk hero at the small but popular Canterbury Park Casino in Shakopee, MN.

When he went and got a panda tattoo to add to his half-sleeve of tattoos dedicated to Las Vegas — where he has been coming since the age of five — he had no idea it would go viral. He showed up to work and another dealer took a picture of the tattoo and posted it on Facebook. Soon everyone in the casino — especially players — began asking to see the “Dealer with the Panda Tattoo.”

Players nicknamed Christopher “Panda” and now love to come by his table asking him to roll up his shirt sleeve so they can rub the tattoo for good luck when playing EZ Baccarat game. The Panda 8 that Christopher tattooed on his arm, is a side bet on the EZ Baccarat game that he deals everyday.