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Table Games Dealer

Monitor show at casino table games, take bets, and distribute winnings.

What does a Table Games Dealer do?

Blackjack and poker have rocketed to popularity online and on TV, with airings of the World Series of Poker and films like “Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequels. The real challenge is playing games like this in the real world, face to face. That’s where you come in. As a Table Games Dealer, you’re the person behind the cards, wheeling and dealing out fate to people in the form of 52 cards.

The most important thing you can have as a Table Games Dealer is a good personality. Next up is a sharp mind that knows how to keep names, faces, cards, and rules for different games all straight. Usually, a Table Games Dealer specializes in one specific game: blackjack, poker, even baccarat. The employee at the end of the craps table or working the roulette wheel is also called a Dealer, so your life as a Dealer in the casino can be as diverse as you want it to be.

You need to be able to stand on your feet for long periods of time, always with a smile on your face and some witty banter for the players, if you want to succeed in this line of work. You also need to take direction from superiors, and be serious about security. Casinos are among the most secure places in the world. Every member of the team needs to be on the same page when it comes to security and the safety of guests.