What is the job outlook?
Gaming is one of the fastest growing industries on the East Coast with six casinos in Maryland alone. 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 State of Maryland recently approved table games and the casinos in Maryland are recruiting dealers to meet the demand. The average beginning salary for dealers is $18,000 plus tips with a potential for $50,000 or more per year.
What is the training?
Prepare for Maryland state dealer licensing in blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette and Pai Gow. Begin with an introductory course then master the dealing for each game. Classes are available mornings, afternoons and evenings.
What courses will I take?
COO 366 - Introduction to Casino Games*
*Students must register and complete prior to beginning other training.
COO 374 - Introduction to Craps
COO 367 - Casino Craps Dealer
COO 369 - Casino Mini Baccarat Dealer
COO 370 - Casino Blackjack Dealer
COO 371 - Casino Pai Gow Poker Dealer
COO 372 - Casino Pai Gow Tiles Dealer
COO 373 - Casino Roulette Dealer
What credentials can I earn?
Upon successful completion, students may earn a continuing education certificate and will be qualified to seek employment as a table games dealer.
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.
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, no visible tattoos or body piercings (other than earrings) and have excellent customer service skills.
How do I enroll?
Students should attend an online registration prior to registration, then register online, by fax, mail, in person or touch-tone phone.
AACC also offers a continuing education certificate in casino and gaming operations. Students must successfully complete the following noncredit courses.
CLN 396 - Introduction to Gaming Industry
CLN 397 - Introduction to Games of Chance
CLN 398 - Cash Handling and Games Operations
Consult the college catalog for information about degrees and certificates from the Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute or visit www.aacc.edu/hcat.
For more information contact Wendy Melchor at 410-777-7073 or email@example.com.