How long have you been in business?
CEG Dealer School has been teaching new dealers since February 2014.
What makes CEG different than other dealer schools?
We put a focus on individualized attention and flexible hours to ensure that every student receives the best foundation to grow and move up in the casino industry.
What are your class schedules like?
Our Blackjack, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat and Specialty courses have no set class schedules. These table games will have their own syllabus’ and list of exercises and skills that students will have to master before receiving their Certificate of Completion. Teachers are on hand to provide direct instruction and guidance throughout each course.
For the most flexibility, start with Blackjack, Roulette and Specialty games.
Dice/Craps is a much more comprehensive and rigorous course that requires a minimum scheduled commitment. Due to this our Dice class has a full time instructor on hand every day that starts a new class every Monday.
Mini Baccarat (and Midi) personalized instruction from our High Limit Salon Dealers is available on scheduled days and time slots and is included in your class purchase.
Starting in June 2018 we will be moving to a larger location and adding weekends and expanded hours.
What games do I need to learn?
Although you are able to apply as a table games dealer with only one game, most high end properties in Las Vegas will require you to be proficient in at least 3-4 different games before you are able to apply. At CEG, we offer the choice of Blackjack, Baccarat, Craps, Roulette, and Specialty Games (Pai Gow Poker, Texas Hold’em, Three Card Poker).
How long will I need to study before I can find work?
The length of study will depend on your own schedule. You may take as little or as long as you need. At CEG, we have a faster turnover than other schools due to our flexible scheduling and most students master most games in 3-4 weeks.
Are your instructors experienced?
The instructors at CEG Dealer School have extensive dealing and management experience throughout the gaming industry.
Many of our teachers also have high limit dealing experience at Red Rock Hotel & Casino, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Wynn Las Vegas/Encore, Caesars Palace and The Cosmopolitan. Some of our instructors are still employed in these roles.
Our staff experience spans more than 120 total years of direct table games dealing and supervision for more than 25 different properties across 4 states and 10 or more cities including international waters with roles from Dealer to Salon Dealer and Floor Supervisor to Casino Manager.
There is no better opportunity than learning from one or both of our current High Limit Salon Dealers from either the Cosmo or Caesars Palace. If you want to learn from the people who have reached and stayed at the top, CEG is it.
How does your placement program work?
At CEG, we provide all students with job placement assistance and interview preparation. Upon completion of their class(s) and certification, students are given a list of casinos that are hiring first-time dealers.
In addition, we currently have working relationships with many casinos throughout the Las Vegas valley who regularly call us to provide them with dealer candidates. Because of this we can often directly schedule an audition at a casino that best fits your profile and in many cases is even close to where you live.
CEG has built a reputation for providing Casinos with skillful and professional dealers.
What are the salary expectations for a table games dealer?
Wages for first-time dealer jobs average $13-$15 an hour including tips. Full-time dealers on the Strip can expect to make around $55,000-$100,000 a year depending on the property and their days off.
Is there job flexibility in this field?
A career as a casino dealer can be very flexible. Many dealers also attend school or have other jobs on the side. Most casinos now only require three day a week availability, so this is a perfect part-time job option to earn extra income.
What are normal casino hour shifts like?
Almost all casinos are on a three shift system. Swing shift is normally 8pm-4am, graveyard is 4am-12pm, and day shift is 12pm-8pm.