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Casino Dealer School Training

Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Casino Dealer School

Prepare to become a table game dealer at any casino in Maryland with training at AACC. Learn how to deal poker and blackjack and run craps and roulette and more. Prepare for immediate employment in any of the six Maryland casinos.

View our Dealer School Orientation online to learn more about the industry, area casinos and classes at AACC. 

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 $9,500 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?
GAM 300 - ACT I Blackjack Dealer
COO 374 - Introduction to Craps
COO 367 - Casino Craps Dealer
COO 397 - Mini Baccarat Dealer
COO 371 - Casino Pai Gow Poker Dealer
COO 373 - Casino Roulette Dealer
COO 385 - Casino Poker Dealer
CLI 302   - Advanced Casino Poker Dealer  
CLI 356  -  Carnival Games Dealer

When are the classes?
Arundel Mills: View the schedule of Casino Dealer School coursesPDF  

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?
$172 to $677, per course for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees. For information on AACC's continuing education payment plan, visit

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. Note: Casino employers may alter their employment requirements at any time.

How do I enroll?
Students should attend an orientation prior to registration, then register by faxmail, in person.

Related Training
Consult the college catalog for information about degrees and certificates from the Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute or visit

For more information contact Jo Baughan at 410-777-2743 or