Now that you’re the expert on all things Blackjack…
This is the 15th tip in our series, “How to Play Blackjack: 21 Winning Tips.” If you would like to view these tips offline and at your leisure, just click for the Myrtle Beach location.
maybe you’re thinking “I should become a Blackjack Dealer!”
Well, if you go through the right steps, the odds are in your favor.
Are you cut out for the job?
In order to be a successful dealer, you need to possess certain qualities that may not be able to be taught.
- Be a “people person” – If you’re going to be successful at dealing Blackjack, it is important to possess good people skills since you are dealing with people throughout your shift.
- Be good with numbers – Needless to say, you must be able to count quickly and have excellent math skills…it’s imperative! You must be able to count out chips, handle money, and deal the game quickly and accurately.
- Be dexterous – If you don’t possess a high level of dexterity with your hands, dealing Blackjack is probably not the job for you. You must be able to smoothly and quickly deal cards and handle chips with confidence and ease.
Blackjack Dealer Job Requirements
Casino requirements for Blackjack Dealers may vary. However, most casinos will require the following:
Study! – You’ve already taken the first step by reading through these tips. The next step should be to further educate yourself through studying in more detail.
The Big “M” Casino has a free Blackjack class, so it is definitely a good place to start!
You may also find many helpful resources online or in Blackjack reading material. (See our suggested reading in Tip #21!)
Go to Casino school – most casinos will require that their card dealers have attended a casino school.
Apply with a Casino – Once you’ve had proper training, you will typically need to apply for the casino you would like to work for and follow their application requirements.
It may be to your advantage to apply for other positions if they don’t have any positions available for Blackjack Dealers.
Those who already work for the Casino in another capacity will likely have an advantage when a position for dealing blackjack becomes available.
Take an In-House Training Session – Most Casinos will have an in-house training session (typically about two weeks long) that is specific to their Casino rules.
Audition – Many Casinos require a sort of “audition” before they will hire you as a card Dealer. This may involve dealing at a live action game.
If you pass the test…then you’re an official Blackjack Dealer!
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