Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

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Table Games Training

Intro to Table Games and Black Jack New Fast Track Training

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College’s Gaming Career Institute (GCI) provides up-to-the-minute, relevant instruction on all the latest gaming.  Students learn the primary skills employers look for when hiring dealers along with the skills necessary to be successful interacting with players on the floor.

Hands-on teaching ensures GCI graduates learn:

  • An understanding of the gaming industry
  • Casino games equipment
  • Game rules
  • Procedures
  • Systems
  • Techniques

Casino games training currently offered includes:  Blackjack, Novelty Games, Roulette, Midi-Baccarat/Pai Gow, Craps, and Poker.

Classes are held at the BRCTC Gaming Careers Institute located at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

Introduction to Table Games is a pre-requisite before completing additional games.  The minimum age requirement for a Dealer is 21.

Tuition funding opportunities may be available to qualified applicants.

Ready to get started?

Complete the GCI Interest Form!

Questions? Contact:

Diana Crouse, GCI Program Coordinator
Email: dcrou01@blueridgectc.edu
Cell Text or Call:  304-707-6036

*Completion of courses does not guarantee employment.


GCI COURSES

Introduction to Table Games and Blackjack

Fast-Track Available! Completed in Two Weeks: 5 days per week, 8 hours per day

80 contact hours

This course begins with the general responsibilities of the dealer. 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. Continued with the fundamentals of dealing Blackjack; card totaling, chip handling and cutting, card shuffling, and card placement.  Attention given to game and accounting procedures, accuracy, and speed.

Novelty Games

Fast-Track Available!  Completed in One Week: 5 days per week, 8 hours per day

40 contact hours

This course covers a grouping of games considered “secondary” / “carnival” / “novelty” games. The category of these games can be extensive; the current games included listed below.  You will learn the rules of play for each game, standard poker rankings, calculating payout odds, and more.

  • Three Card Poker
  • Four Card Poker
  • Let It Ride
  • Cajun Stud
  • High Card Flush
  • Heads-Up Hold’em Poker
  • Big Six

Roulette

Fast-Track Available! Completed in One Week: 5 days per week, 8 hours per day

40 contact hours

This course covers the fundamentals of dealing Roulette. Emphasis on chip handling, table layout, accurate and quick mental multiplication, and accuracy in clearing the table.

Midi-Bac/Pai-Gow

Fast-Track Available! Completed in One Week: 5 days per week, 8 hours per day

40 contact hours

This course is designed to train students in all aspects of dealing Midi-Baccarat and Pai-Gow. Students learn about the equipment used, the rules and object of the game, check handling and odds. Extensive hands-on training to assist students in mastering all aspects of these exciting games.

Craps

160 contact hours

This course is for experienced table games dealers and covers the fundamentals of dealing Craps. Emphasis on the knowledge of the procedures on various bets, accurate and quick mental multiplication, and chip handling. Special attention to game procedures, accounting procedures, accuracy and speed.

Poker

Fast-Track Available!  Completed in One Week: 5 days per week, 8 hours per day

40 contact hours

This course covers the fundamentals of dealing Poker. Instruction in the fundamentals of rake/antes/blind bets, game rules and regulations, dealer’s responsibilities, and game security.


Questions? Contact:

Diana Crouse, GCI Program Coordinator
Email: dcrou01@blueridgectc.edu
Cell Text or Call:  304-707-6036

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