Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dealers Needed in Today's Economy

In the northeastern U.S. anyway.

Link to September 17 NPR story, "In Dicey Economy, Casino Dealers in Demand".

Excerpt:   When the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia opens Thursday, it will join a growing list of places to play blackjack and poker on the East Coast.

To help meet increasing demands for qualified dealers, Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pa., is offering a casino dealer training program for students.

Instructor David Cleavely teaches in a classroom that resembles a casino pit, with felt-covered tables for poker, roulette and blackjack.

He starts with the basics: how to handle the chips, and how to shuffle the cards correctly. According to Cleavely, most casual gamblers shuffle the wrong way, showing the bottom card to other players. He says that shuffling should sound like a nice gentle riffle, not too loud

And the library is providing appropriate curriculum support.

If Rodney Dangerfield was still with us, perhaps this is where he'd go "Back to School".

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