They’re cool, calm and collected.
They need to be – you can’t mess around with other people’s money.
But how did they get there? Who are these people? Where did they learn the skills necessary to become a casino dealer?
A lot of folks started at the Casino Dealer School of Colorado.
“We teach anybody from 21 to 70 on how to deal blackjack and roulette, craps and poker,” David Brogan said.
For 25 years, Brogan’s school has taught over 5,000 dealers the skills they must possess to toss cards in Colorado.
“You have to count, you have to learn basic procedures, how the games are being played, anticipate what the players going to do.”
Brogan says he could teach a monkey to deal cards. So, we put him to the test.
Like any job, not everybody is cut out to cut those cards.
“You gotta be friendly, outgoing, effervescent, not intimidated by people.”
Tiffany Frank, from Monument, thinks she might have what it takes. S he’s been a teacher for 18 years.
“I’m looking for a job that’s fun, that I don’t have to take home the stress every night of worrying about the kids and lesson planning,” Frank said.
For Brogan, he says he’s been a lucky guy.
“I knew that when I went out to Las Vegas for the first time. I wanted to do this, and I never looked back.”