Nick Kallos: My Career In
I've been in the gaming business over thirty-five years. I was a GM for fourteen years running casinos. I started like everybody else - at the bottom. I was a porter at Caesar's, and worked my way up through hard count, side count, the cage and cage supervisor.
When I left there I began dealing Big Six Wheel of Fortune. I broke in at Union Plaza as I learned my craft of being a dealer. I was very fortunate and got to run three small casinos including the Paddlewheel and the Las Vegas Inn. This experience taught me a lot but while running these joints I began to have less interest in management. I realized I should have stuck with dealing. I decided to start my own school. That's how much I love dealing.
I deal all the games and I deal them well. The only exception is Poker, and that's why I have two of the best dealers in town teaching our students how to deal the game.
I've been running Casino Gaming School for seventeen years. We've been at the same location that long. At one time I had three schools including one in Henderson. My original school was downtown but I got 'eminent domained' with the Dome.
Instead of continuing the Henderson school I knocked the walls out here and enlarged this classroom. I'm glad I did because now I have all the students here and I can make sure they get quality attention.
-- Nick Kallos