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Table Games Training

Candidate Profile for Table Games Dealer

If you seek a winning career in a growing industry, become a table games dealer on the Ridge! As a dealer, you must possess the ability to deal multiple games and variations of those games.  In addition, manual dexterity and color perception are crucial, and the ability to stand 100% of the time is expected.  Basic math skills are important, and you must demonstrate quick recall and the ability to calculate without aids.  Exceptional guest service and verbal skills are essential.  Above all, you must demonstrate a positive, professional attitude and a professional appearance at all times.

The minimum age requirement for a Dealer is 21. A Dealer position requires the ability to secure a WV Lottery License and a WV Racing Commission Occupational Permit upon hire and maintain licensing every year of employment.

Table Games Training!
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Completion of classes at BRCTC does not guarantee employment.

Introduction to Casino Games: This course covers the general responsibilities of the dealer and is a pre-requisite for other table games training courses. Emphasis is placed on correct chip handling techniques, identifying the value of each color chip, learning to read the total value of a bet, and pit procedures. 40 hours (4 hours per day, 5 days per week, 2 weeks) Cost: $200.00

Blackjack: This course covers the fundamentals of dealing Blackjack. Emphasis is placed on card totaling, chip handling and cutting, card shuffling and card placement. Attention is given to game and accounting procedures, accuracy, and speed. 80 hours (4 hours per day, 5 days per week, 4 weeks) Cost: $400.00

Roulette: This course covers the fundamentals of dealing Roulette. Emphasis is placed on chip handling, table layout, accurate and quick mental multiplication, and accuracy in clearing the table. 80 hours (4 hours per day, 5 days per week, 4 weeks) Cost: $400.00

Poker: This course covers the fundamentals of dealing Poker. Instruction is provided in the fundamentals of rake/antes/blind bets, game rules and regulations, dealer’s responsibilities and game security. 80 hours (4 hours per day, 5 days per week, 4 weeks) Cost: $400.00

Craps: This course covers the fundamentals of dealing craps. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge of the procedures on a variety of bets, accurate and quick mental multiplication and chip handling. Special attention is given to game procedures, accounting procedures, accuracy and speed. 160 hours (4 hours per day, 5 days per week, 8 weeks) Cost: $700.00

Midi Baccarat: This course is designed to train students in all aspects of dealing Midi Baccarat. Students will learn about the equipment used, the rules and object of the game, check handling and odds. Extensive hands on training is used to assist students in mastering all aspects of this exciting game. 80 hours (4 hours per day, 5 days per week, 4 weeks) Cost: $400.00