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Lesson 1: General Game Overview

Lead Instructor:  Alex Kim
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Welcome to our online course for Blackjack Dealers. From the Las Vegas Strip to cruise ships and Indian reservations, understanding Blackjack is a fundamental prerequisite to becoming a professional casino dealer. This course is designed to make you a proficient and confident dealer in any environment. Blackjack on its own is a relatively simple game; but to master Blackjack as a dealer you must learn the fundamentals of managing the cards, the table, and your players.

Lesson Specs

Instructions

  1. Watch the lesson.
  2. Take notes on essential details.
  3. Bookmark key points in the videos for future reference.
  4. Ask questions in the Forum if you need help.
  5. Review the lesson multiple times to build confidence.

Lesson Chapters

  1. Introduction to Blackjack
  2. Blackjack Overview
  3. Policies and Procedures
  4. Four Cardinal Rules of Dealing
  5. Table Layout and Equipment
  6. Conclusion

Lead Instructor

Alex Kim

Master Dealer

A lifelong Las Vegas resident, Alex developed a love for the casino business from his mother and father, both long time casino dealers and executives.

Alex’s career in gaming spans more than 14 years and runs through some of the most famous stops in Vegas.

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Other Lessons in This Course

Lesson 1: General Game Overview

Blackjack on its own is a relatively simple game; but to master Blackjack as a dealer you must learn the fundamentals of managing the cards, the table, and your players.

Lesson 2: Shuffle Components

Shuffling is a crucial skill for any aspiring dealer. Every casino uses a different shuffle, so we will teach you the basic mechanics of a shuffle so you can easily learn the specific one required by your casino.

Lesson 3: Handling Monies

Handling money is the central preoccupation for dealers. This lesson outlines safe, quick, and efficient ways to handle players' money.

Lesson 4: Standard Dealing Procedures

Knowing the game of blackjack is only one step in your journey toward becoming a dealer. You must also know how to operate the equipment on your table to assist you in dealing.

Lesson 5: Side Rules

In this lesson you learn the different side rules associated with blackjack. Understanding side rules is essential to the game and, as such, dealers must know the intricate details of each rule.

Lesson 6: Betting Procedures

Betting guidelines vary from casino to casino, but general rules of conduct should be adhered to no matter where you are. As a dealer, it is crucial that you are efficient when handling players' money and taking bets.

Lesson 7: Handling Cards

Being able to handle cards quickly and efficiently will not only provide a more enjoyable gaming experience, but it will also prevent you from being taken advantage of by more experienced players.

Lesson 8: Game Conduct

A dealer has responsibilities beyond simply dealing cards and handling bets. The dealer must also observe general procedures of game conduct, setup, and cleanup.