Quick question!

    • ChipFiend94
      ChipFiend94
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      Joined: 09.02.2013 Posts: 3
      Iv been googling around a bit and i just cant find any good info. Does anyone know of any GOOD and REPUTABLE casino dealer schools in Canada, more specifically Quebec, Ontario or even NewBrunswick.

      Thanks.
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    • ThatGuyMatt
      ThatGuyMatt
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      Have you tried going into one of your local Casino and asking if they know of any, maybe they even use a local one themselves.
    • suitedaces1701
      suitedaces1701
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      Joined: 30.10.2011 Posts: 662
      When stardust mansion poker was hiring dealers, random people would start a 6 week process (not sure about the duration but something like that). They would be taught how to deal. Some would get cut every week until the final week where they dealt in front of the big boss. Some got the dealer job and some didn't.

      Just get a casino grade card deck, go to the casino to see what the dealers are doing, and practice. Maybe a job will open up and you'll get it.
    • ChipFiend94
      ChipFiend94
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      Originally posted by suitedaces1701
      When stardust mansion poker was hiring dealers, random people would start a 6 week process (not sure about the duration but something like that). They would be taught how to deal. Some would get cut every week until the final week where they dealt in front of the big boss. Some got the dealer job and some didn't.

      Just get a casino grade card deck, go to the casino to see what the dealers are doing, and practice. Maybe a job will open up and you'll get it.
      That seems like some kind of reality game show. That is kind of stupid imo. I don't think buying a casino grade deck and practicing at home would get me hired. No matter how good i would be, But i could be wrong.
    • suitedaces1701
      suitedaces1701
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      haha I mean that it could give you an edge over the other guys.

      Instead of learning how to deal with all the other guys, you would already know some basics and have an edge. And if anything, it's a "try-out" not a reality show :P
    • Rahica
      Rahica
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      Joined: 21.06.2011 Posts: 149
      Originally posted by ChipFiend94
      Originally posted by suitedaces1701
      When stardust mansion poker was hiring dealers, random people would start a 6 week process (not sure about the duration but something like that). They would be taught how to deal. Some would get cut every week until the final week where they dealt in front of the big boss. Some got the dealer job and some didn't.

      Just get a casino grade card deck, go to the casino to see what the dealers are doing, and practice. Maybe a job will open up and you'll get it.
      That seems like some kind of reality game show. That is kind of stupid imo. I don't think buying a casino grade deck and practicing at home would get me hired. No matter how good i would be, But i could be wrong.
      Hi ! I've been working in the casino business for 10 years now ( currently in Africa ). I don't know how things go in Canada because I've never worked there, but in Europe, private dealer schools are pure scams ( except if you're planning to work on cruise ships ). The casino's management would rather educate somebody themselves than getting somebody who passed a private school's course ( mostly because of different gaming procedures differing from a casino to another ).

      So my professional opinion is:

      - If you want to work on the cruise ships you can attend the private course

      - If you're planing to work in your own country, try finding some relatives, friends, people you know, who are working in a casino. This way you can give them your CV and by doing this you'll win some confidence in their eyes and probably you're gonna get selected for the dealer school. If you don't know anybody, just try knocking on every casino door, go to the reception and give them your CV or fill their own.

      P.S. As I've said, I am not sure how things go in Canada, but in Europe and Africa they're using this system. Good luck in finding you dealer school !

      @suitedaces1701 No disrespect but by practicing yourself you'll end up just wasting your own time. Cheers !
    • ChipFiend94
      ChipFiend94
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      Originally posted by Rahica
      Originally posted by ChipFiend94
      Originally posted by suitedaces1701
      When stardust mansion poker was hiring dealers, random people would start a 6 week process (not sure about the duration but something like that). They would be taught how to deal. Some would get cut every week until the final week where they dealt in front of the big boss. Some got the dealer job and some didn't.

      Just get a casino grade card deck, go to the casino to see what the dealers are doing, and practice. Maybe a job will open up and you'll get it.
      That seems like some kind of reality game show. That is kind of stupid imo. I don't think buying a casino grade deck and practicing at home would get me hired. No matter how good i would be, But i could be wrong.
      Hi ! I've been working in the casino business for 10 years now ( currently in Africa ). I don't know how things go in Canada because I've never worked there, but in Europe, private dealer schools are pure scams ( except if you're planning to work on cruise ships ). The casino's management would rather educate somebody themselves than getting somebody who passed a private school's course ( mostly because of different gaming procedures differing from a casino to another ).

      So my professional opinion is:

      - If you want to work on the cruise ships you can attend the private course

      - If you're planing to work in your own country, try finding some relatives, friends, people you know, who are working in a casino. This way you can give them your CV and by doing this you'll win some confidence in their eyes and probably you're gonna get selected for the dealer school. If you don't know anybody, just try knocking on every casino door, go to the reception and give them your CV or fill their own.

      P.S. As I've said, I am not sure how things go in Canada, but in Europe and Africa they're using this system. Good luck in finding you dealer school !

      @suitedaces1701 No disrespect but by practicing yourself you'll end up just wasting your own time. Cheers !
      Thanks for the advice ill probably go to a few smaller casinos first. Ill see what i can find.
    • suitedaces1701
      suitedaces1701
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      @suitedaces1701 No disrespect but by practicing yourself you'll end up just wasting your own time. Cheers !


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    • PSBallin
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      Joined: 02.01.2013 Posts: 14
      Originally posted by Rahica
      - If you want to work on the cruise ships you can attend the private course
      Wait, wouldn't those courses be ran by companies operating the ships, just like with land-based casinos? I always thought a lot of them tend to train their own personnel whenever possible, was I wrong?