Dealing Training Courses

What You Will Learn

Successfully complete our casino dealing training course and learn about the local and state gambling laws and regulations, the rules, tools, and procedures of each game, and the proper processes and procedures for working as a dealer.

Hands On Training

Students need material presented differently and adjust to varying learning styles. Each instructor will give one on one training matched to their skill levels and learning syle.

Certificate Of Completion

Upon successful completion of the course and passed examination (audition), students will graduate with a Program Certification, a personal letter of recommendation.

guaranteed audition

Our Dealer School can lead to immediate employment opportunities with Guaranteed auditions at a local casino after graduation.

*Employment is subject to individual casino hiring guidelines.

Dealer Training Courses

POK 101

Poker 101 – History and Games

Students will gain an understanding of the history of poker in CO, how it connects to the national timeline, and how these changes have affected dealing and working in the industry. Also, a general introduction to poker, then more specifically Texas Hold ‘Em and Omaha, the backbones of modern poker.

POK 102

Game Mechanics

Students will learn the fundamental mechanics of how poker operate: seating, dealer button, blinds, flop, turn, river, etc. Additionally, the course will emphasize less common casino scenarios, such as: jackpots, floor calls, etc. Hand recognition and clearing of hands will be emphasized.

POK 103

Dealing Mechanics

Shuffling, pitch, placement, cutting chips, rolling the deck, etc. Also covered; pot placement, burns, muck, exposed cards, boxed cards, early flop, turn and river, and other related dealing notes.  Hand recognition and clearing of hands will be reinforced.

POK 201

Cash Games

Students will learn the flow of the cash game, standard formats and buy-ins, betting limits and structures, pushing in and out, starting and closing games. More specific situations include: missed blinds, posting blinds, seat changes, reserve buttons, etc. Hand recognition and clearing of hands will be reinforced.

POK 202


Students will learn the flow of the tournament, standard structures, buy-ins, payouts, and clock management. More specific situations include: Seating and starting tournaments, moving players and breaking tables, money bubble, hand-for-hand, final table, and chop scenarios. Hand recognition and clearing of hands will be reinforced.

CAS 101

Being a Casino Employee

Students will be introduced to the nuances of being a casino employee. A brief introduction to roles you may fill (floor supervisor, brush, cashier, list, etc.) Training will emphasize cash handling, hand clearing, and casino specific behaviors. Also addressed will be day to day expectations, scheduling, the “rotation”, Early Outs, etc.

CAS 102

Ethics/ Game Protection

Students will come to understand the link between ethical behavior and game protection and why both are important and necessary. 

You must be at least 18 years old. You must not have any prior felonies or any misdemeanors related to theft. A High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must not have any prior felonies or any misdemeanors related to theft.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Gaming License, which requires fingerprinting and a background investigation.
  • Must be flexible in scheduling to work nights, weekends and holidays.

An average casino dealer makes over $50,000 their first year based on a 40 hour work week. Casinos where dealers keep their own tips have reported to make over $100,000 per year.

The Academy does not guarantee jobs but, we do go above an beyond to assist in setting up auditions . Casino Hiring Managers frequently visit our school seeking potential employees as well. 

No previous dealing experience, no problem! We can train ANYONE to become a dealer at a casino regardless of your experience. You will need to enroll in our full course. 


“Much to learn and many difficult concepts. Nick is keenly aware of when students need material presented differently, and adjusts to varying learning styles.”

Cameron K

“The Academy taught me more about dealing in a few short classes than I ever learned in years of dealing bar poker.”

Allie J
Are You Ready to Deal?

Are you ready to make some money at the card tables, rather than losing it? You can get the training you need in a few weeks at our dealer training school.