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The AACC Dealer School is offering free training programs which will teach you how to deal Blackjack and Carnival games or Poker. Begin your career today as a casino dealer!

AACC Dealer School

What is the training?

Begin by signing up for an introductory information session to learn about free classes available only to eligible new students. Our school will help you prepare for state licensing. You'll not only learn how to deal the variety of games below, but you'll also master the customer service skills needed to entertain and interact with casino guests at the tables.

  • Blackjack
  • Carnival Games
  • Roulette
  • Baccarat
  • Pai Gow Craps
  • Poker

Our Dealer School can lead to immediate employment opportunities in any of the six Maryland casinos. So, getting trained will get you ready to audition for this career of a lifetime! View our Dealer School Orientation online to learn more about the industry, area casinos and classes at AACC. 

What is the job outlook?

As one of the fastest growing industries on the east coast, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts demand for gaming dealers to grow 17 percent by 2020. The state of Maryland recently legalized table games and each of the six Maryland casinos are recruiting dealers to meet the demand of adding more than 15,000 new jobs in the coming years. The average beginning salary for dealers is $9,500 plus tips with a potential for $50,000 or more per year. 

What courses will I take?

Table Games

GAM-300 Act 1 Black Jack Dealer

CLI-356 Carnival Games Dealer

COO-397 Mini Baccarat Dealer

COO-373 Casino Roulette Dealer

COO-374 Introduction to Craps

COO-367 Casino Craps Dealer

COO-371 Casino Pai Gow Poker Dealer


COO-385 Casino Poker Dealer

CLI-302 Advanced Casino Poker

When are the classes?

Arundel Mills: View the Casino Dealer School course schedule.

What credentials can I earn?

Upon successful completion, students earn an AACC continuing education certificate and be able to audition for employment at any casino as a casino dealer, with the potential to earn up to $50,000 in wages and tips! Employment is subject to individual casino hiring guidelines. To receive the certificate, submit a Student Application for a Continuing Education Certificate to the Continuing Professional Education office.

What is the cost?

$172 to $677, per course for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees

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 must attend an information session where they will review a mandatory orientation presentation and register for their courses. Students may also register online, by mail or in person with permission from the director.