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Lesson 2: Shuffle Components

Lead Instructor:  Lauren Goldberg
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Every dealer must master different shuffle techniques. In this lesson, Lauren covers each step of the shuffling procedure with some helpful insight into the nuances of handling cards and the varying expectations among different casinos.

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
  2. The Shuffle
  3. Conclusion

Lead Instructor

Lauren Goldberg

Master Dealer

Lauren has had an amazing casino career earned through hard work, perseverance, and practice. With 28 years of casino gaming experience, Lauren has run the full circle from casino student to high limit dealer, teacher, and finally, manager. Lauren started her casino dealer journey in July of 1993 at a small dealer school located in Fort Mojave, Arizona along the Colorado River, just east of Laughlin, Nevada. There, she learned how to deal Blackjack and was soon able to start her first job at the Edgewater Casino in Laughlin. After learning Pai Gow on the job and expanding her dealing skills, she successfully auditioned and started her next job at the Laughlin Flamingo Hilton.

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Other Lessons in This Course

Lesson 1: General Game Overview

Lauren Goldberg introduces you to the fundamentals of baccarat, coupled with some useful Casino Quest tips aimed at making your baccarat dealing experience more efficient. Mastery of the basics is essential for anyone intending to be a professional baccarat dealer.

Lesson 2: Shuffle Components

Every dealer must master different shuffle techniques. In this lesson, Lauren covers each step of the shuffling procedure with some helpful insight into the nuances of handling cards and the varying expectations among different casinos.

Lesson 3: Handling Monies

Handling money is the central preoccupation for dealers. Become familiar with the essentials of handling cheques and cash, from running down cheques to buy-ins, in order to ensure a fun betting experience for your players.

Lesson 4: Standard Dealing Procedures

Every casino expects its dealers to follow a certain protocol during baccarat games. In this lesson, Lauren details general procedures to follow regarding everything from drawing cards to paying and collecting commission.

Lesson 5: Standard Betting Procedures

Knowing how to handle players’ various bets is a must for any aspiring dealer. Baccarat has a few different side bets that dealers must know if they are to master the game and ensure an enjoyable experience for all.

Lesson 6: Game Conduct

Casinos expect dealers to present themselves respectfully and Lauren details exactly how to do so, from instruction on how to properly enter/exit a game to following proper dead game protocol.