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?
Training for each certificate consists of two noncredit courses. Students discuss the gaming industry, licensing requirements and casino chain of command. Students receive hands-on experience on the fundamentals of each game as well as instruction on gaming etiquette and customer service. 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. Individuals who currently have a dealer license are not required to take this course.
Casino Carnival Games Dealer
CLI 356 - Carnival Games Dealer
Casino Craps Dealer
COO 374 - Introduction to Craps
COO 367 - Casino Craps Dealer
Casino Blackjack Dealer
COO 370 - Casino Blackjack Dealer
Casino Mini Baccarat Dealer
COO 397 - Casino Mini Baccarat Dealer
Casino Pai Gow Poker Dealer
COO 371 - Casino Pai Gow Poker Dealer
Casino Poker Dealer
COO 385 - Casino Poker Dealer
CLI 302 - Advanced Casino Poker Dealer
Casino Roulette 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?
$176 to $677, 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 18 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 orientation prior to registration, then register by fax, mail, or person. To receive the certificate students complete and submit the form to our office. The form and instructions can be found at www.aacc.edu/coned/certificates.
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 Jo Baughan at 410-777-2743 or firstname.lastname@example.org.