You Want to Be a Blackjack Dealer?

So you’ve been playing blackjack your whole life or maybe you’ve been playing non-stop since you got the bug several months ago after a trip to a local casino.  Regardless, you know the game inside and out and your magical shuffle can entertain even the most critical audiences.

Now you want to utilize your talent and launch into a career as a Blackjack dealer.  Do you have what it takes?  Do you have the skills necessary to be successful?  We chatted with David Cox, M Resort’s Director of Table Games to get some pointers on what makes a good Blackjack dealer.  Here is what he had to say:

“The Blackjack dealer is in charge of the entire game including dealing the cards, handing out the chips and paying the winnings.  So as you can imagine, a good Blackjack dealer has to be on top of his/her game at all times.   Since the dealer is the house, everyone is trying to beat you.  You must be able to keep track of fast paced movement, sum up the game quickly and have the ability to see card patterns.”

Of course practice makes perfect.  Working with the cards, shuffling and developing your own style will be key to your success.  Dealers create a following based on their personality and ability to entertain the players.  This will be the one deciding factor as to whether you are a good dealer or a great dealer.

Above all, a dealer is a friendly, charismatic representative for the casino, so your social skills definitely have to shine! Many regular players have their favorite dealers and they are one of reasons that they keep coming back!