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Do you have questions about the Casino Dealer School? Find some answers here.

How do I become a casino dealer?

Maryland casinos require the following:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Ability to obtain a gaming license, which includes a background check.
  • Flexibility to work weekends and holidays. 
  • Have a minimum number of games (varies by casino). 

Your first step is to attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

Where are the dealer school classes located?

All dealer school classes are held at our Arundel Mills location.

7009 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, MD 21076

Who teaches the dealer school classes?

All dealer school instructors are currently employed at the supervisory level in one of the local Maryland casinos.

What is the class size?

The maximum class size for all dealer school courses is 12 students. This allows for a better student-teacher ratio.

What time can I take the classes?

Dealer school classes are Monday-Thursday, with three available start times:

  • 7:30-11:30 a.m.
  • 1-5 p.m.
  • 6:30-10:30 p.m.

What course do I take first?

There are two available paths for a dealer; table games or poker.  For table games, your first course would be GAM-300 ACT 1 Blackjack Dealer.  For poker, COO-385 Casino Poker Dealer.

What if English is not my first language?

We have a very diverse student population at the dealer school. Our instructors are experienced in working with students from a variety backgrounds. All courses, however, are taught in English. To be a successful student, students must have a good command of the English language. If interested, AACC offers English Basic Skills for additional help.

Is extra practice available?

We have an open lab time that is available to all current students and recent alumni. Open lab is free practice time offered several times throughout the week and supervised by an instructor.

How do I pay for dealer school courses?

Scholarships are available for eligible students. We currently have two scholarships available.

  • Live! Casino & Hotel Dealer Training Scholarship for table games requires all applicants to attend an information session.
  • CEWD Job Training Scholarship, which is need based and can be used for all of the Dealer School courses. 

A payment plan is also available for select courses.

Will I have guaranteed job placement?

No, however, Live! Casino & Hotel conducts weekly auditions at the dealer school for eligible students.