Dealer School

Register Now to Qualify for Full Tuition Reimbursement – Classes Begin April 28, 2014

Visit www.aacc.edu/hcat/dealerschool for more information, class schedules and registration.

Prepare to launch a new career as a Table Games Dealer at Maryland Live! Casino with training from Anne Arundel Community College. Become a certified Dealer in Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, and more. If hired and licensed, receive FULL REIMBURSEMENT of tuition for table games courses successfully completed through September 1, 2014.

What is the job outlook?

Gaming is one of the fastest growing industries on the East Coast. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment for gaming dealers to grow by 17% by 2020, adding more than 15,000 jobs, the fastest growth in gaming services occupations. The typical salary for dealers is $18,000, plus tips, with a potential for $50,000 or more per year, including tips.

Where can I get more information?

Visit http://www.aacc.edu/hcat/dealerschool for more information, class schedules and registration.

How can I have my tuition fees reimbursed?

After completing the Blackjack course, students audition and interview for dealer positions at Maryland Live! Casino. If hired, Maryland Live! Casino will reimburse you for your tuition costs once you’ve successfully completed the 90-day introductory period and received a proficiency evaluation. To be eligible for employment, students must:

  • Must be 21
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Apply and pay for a Maryland Gaming License
  • Complete a drug screening
  • Agree to the Maryland Live! Casino reimbursement agreement

Here’s how:

Begin with an introductory course; then master the dealing for each game. Classes are available through Anne Arundel Community College mornings, afternoons and evenings.

What courses will I take?

  • COO 366 - Introduction to Casino Games*
  • COO 396 - Carnival Games
  • COO 374 - Introduction to Craps
  • COO 367 - Casino Craps Dealer
  • COO 397 - Mini-Baccarat Dealer
  • COO 370 - Casino Blackjack Dealer
  • COO 373 - Casino Roulette Dealer

*Students must register and complete prior to beginning other training. Individuals who currently have a dealer license are not required to take this course.

What credentials can I earn?

Upon successful completion, students may earn a continuing education certificate and be qualified for possible employment as a Table Games Dealer at Maryland Live! Casino.

What will it cost?

$197 to $647 per course for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees. For information on AACC's continuing education plan, visit www.aacc.edu/coned/payment.

Where will classes be held?
Classes start Monday, April 14, 2014. Students choose from classes held at AACC at Arundel Mills (7009 Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover) or AACC’s new dealer school location at Marley Station Mall (7900 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.)

What can I expect?
Dealer training begins with Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Mini-Baccarat, along with all variations of the games that will be available on the gaming floor, except Poker.
All accepted and enrolled students attend a one (1) week Introduction to Casino Games training program that includes basic dealer skills and an overview of all table games before beginning their primary training classes by game type.
The training curriculum covers the rules of each game as defined in the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency Regulations, as well as operational issues and customer service. Topics addressed in the dealer training school include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Playing the game and their planned variations;
  • Rules of the game as provided in the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency regulations;
  • Game security and the protection of equipment;
  • Chip handling;
  • Holding and shuffling of cards;
  • Proper body mechanics for different games;
  • Money handling;
  • Opening and closing of tables;
  • Fills and Credits;
  • Markers;
  • Error notifications;
  • Responsible Gaming.

What are the requirements?
Anyone at least 16 years of age may enroll in a casino dealer school course, no application is necessary. However, to be employed in most Maryland casinos, you will need to be 21 years or older, have a good command of English, be proficient in basic math, have good hand dexterity, and have excellent customer service skills with a fun, enthusiastic, and energetic attitude.

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