re: Poker & Becoming A Poker Dealer
I gave most of my thoughts in the previous thread nabmom linked to above, but the short version is:
- With regard to training, just ask the staff at the casino you want to work at what their preference is. I know here the casino will just hire people off the street* and train them in-house, but other casinos around the world have difference processes.
- That said I'd be surprised** if any
casino accepted an online-only "qualification", as when it comes down to it you need a range of basic mechanical skills to do the job, and I don't see how you can demonstrate them from the other side of a computer screen. Learning rules sure, but actual shuffling/pitching/chip handling?!?
- The job is far less glamorous and exciting than you think. That's true even if you think it's not
glamorous or exciting.
* important note: they don't typically give you your choice of game in that situation though - you might want to deal poker, but if they need roulette or baccarat dealers instead, that's what they're going to train you in
** actually, knowing this industry, "surprised" is probably the wrong word... change that to "disappointed"