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Go ALL IN by launching one of the most exciting careers you'll ever find.

Would you like to deliver an interactive and entertaining experience to customers in a lively scene full of high stakes energy? Working in a casino environment is fun and fast-paced. You can be in the middle of the action! Prepare to become a dealer at any casino in Maryland with high-quaility, hands-on training at AACC.


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What is the training?

Our Dealer School prepares you for Maryland state dealer licensing as you learn essential skills to deal a combination of blackjack, carnival games and other specialty games such as roulette, baccarat, Pai Gow and craps. There are several opportunities for immediate employment in any of the six Maryland casinos. So, getting trained will get you ready to audition for this career of a lifetime!

View our Dealer School Orientation online to learn more about the industry, area casinos and classes at AACC. 

What is the job outlook?

Gaming is one of the fastest growing industries on the east coast. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment for gaming dealers to grow by 17 percent by 2020, adding more than 15,000 jobs and growing faster than any other gaming services occupations. The state of Maryland recently approved table games and each of the six Maryland casinos are recruiting dealers to meet the demand. The average beginning salary for dealers is $9,500 plus tips with a potential for $50,000 or more per year. 

What courses will I take?

Table Games

GAM-300 Act 1 Black Jack Dealer

CLI-356 Carnival Games Dealer

COO-397 Mini Baccarat Dealer

COO-373 Casino Roulette Dealer

COO-374 Introduction to Craps

COO-367 Casino Craps Dealer

COO-371 Casino Pai Gow Poker Dealer

Poker

COO-385 Casino Poker Dealer

CLI-302 Advanced Casino Poker

When are the classes?

Arundel Mills: View the Casino Dealer School course schedule.

What credentials can I earn?

Upon successful completion, students earn an AACC continuing education certificate and be able to audition for employment at any casino as a table games dealer, with the potential to earn up to $50,000 in wages and tips! Employment is subject to individual casino hiring guidelines. To receive the certificate, submit a Student Application for a Continuing Education Certificate to the Continuing Professional Education office.

What is the cost?

$172 to $677, per course for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees

What are the requirements?

Anyone at least 16 years of age, may enroll in a casino dealer school course, no application is necessary. However, to be employed in most Maryland casinos you will need to be 18 years or older, have a good command of English, be proficient in basic math, have good hand dexterity, no visible tattoos or body piercings (other than earrings) and have excellent customer service skills. Note: Casino employers may alter their employment requirements at any time.

How do I enroll?

Students must attend an information session where they will review a mandatory orientation presentation and register for their courses. Students may also register online, by mail or in person with permission from the director.