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Does dealing poker in a casino help improve your poker skills, for instance identifying player types and card reading?
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Some dealers have become successful players live. It allows you to be close to the game, watch live action and if you are studying poker on your off time be able to see the mistakes that will make you money without putting up money to learn them. Plus you get to work and build your roll. You also may meet backers and pros who become part of your network.
If you approach it professionally you may end up dealing in lucrative home games that after getting to know you, you are allowed to play in.
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I can't speak from experience. However, I know dealers. And, they're some of the better players that I know. You can't help but pick up on things and learn as people play b/c you are continually forced to watch EVERYTHING. (like a good player should). I think, logically, they at least "should" be.
I am sure that dealers gain knowledge and experience while dealing poker...it is the same as watching poker on television or online, but better because you get a real feel for the table. If I am not mistaken, Tyler Patterson was a dealer before becoming a very successful player, with 1 WSOP bracelet and a WPT title.