Become Blackjack Dealer


Blackjack: 101 

4 weeks – 60 hours 

Become blackjack dealer; The school’s objective in this program is to produce a confident, employable dealer, proficient in all procedures of Blackjack classes in an entry level position. This program is designed to provide the student knowledge of the rules and terminology of blackjack, and skills in shuffling and dealing single deck, double deck, 6 deck shoe and 8 deck shoe; mastering the correct handling of chips and distribution of cards as related to Blackjack; correct procedures of dealing the game and game protections. Finally hole card procedures such as peek and no-peek procedures. The student will have complete understanding and be thoroughly conversant with the rules, techniques, systems, procedures and theory of Blackjack and develop the skills and abilities to the point that qualifies them for entry as a casino Blackjack dealer at the beginners (break-in) level.

Blackjack also known as twenty-one, is played with 1 or more set of 52 cards, the main aim of the game is to beat the dealer. Face cards (kings, queens, and jacks) are counted as 10 points.  An ace has 1 or 11 points & all other cards have the same numeric value as printed on them. After getting the first 2 cards, players have the option of “hit” or taking an extra card.  In a particular round, a player wins by having a 21 score or by having a higher score that is less than 21.  Scoring higher than 21 points results in a loss. The dealer continues to “hit” until cards total 17 or more points. If the player and dealer have the same total, this is called a “push” and the player does not win or lose any money in that round.

The course of Blackjack begins with the rules and object of the game. Next, handling of checks,delivery of cards, and position of the dealer’s body are taught. Through hands-on training the student learns to deal Blackjack with a single deck, a double deck, and a shoe (a device used to hold multiple decks). Finally, multi-hand procedures, splitting pairs, peek and no-peek procedures, doubling down and insurance are covered. The student is also instructed on protection of the game, dealer relief and job interview/audition procedures.

Become Blackjack Dealer

Course Plan & Supplements

  • 2 Decks of Cards
  • Course Manual
  • Orientation
  • Game Mechanics
  • Cheque Cutting & Sizing
  • Bank Management
  • Game Protection
  • Shuffles
  • Pitching
  • The Shoe
  • Making Change & Color Up
  • The Hole Card / Insurance
  • Fills, Markers & Credits
  • Payoffs & Color
  • Side Bets
  • Practice, Rinse and Repeat
  • Peer Review x 3
  • Instructor Audition

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Become Blackjack Dealer

Hours of Operation