'Smoke', one of Casino
Gaming School's Poker instructors, helps a student learn the procedures for dealing
Poker procedures to a group of students
4 weeks - 80 Hours
In this class you will learn to deal Stud
Poker, Hold'em, Omaha Hi/Low, and Tournament Play in every
variation, and at a high level of proficiency. Students who graduate
this class will have the skills necessary to audition and deal in
any major casino.
This is a course outline of what you will learn
in our Poker class:
Rules, dealing procedures and terminology
for Stud Poker, Hold'em and Omaha Hi/Low Poker as played in the
casinos. This includes Tournament Play.
Rank of cards and hands.
Mechanical skills: scrambling, shuffling
the cards, cutting the deck, holding the deck, pitching cards,
burning a card, spreading the flop, check handling, cutting
Table stakes, player buys-in, how to
handle cash and make change.
Betting structures and limits, raises,
string bets and string raises, completing the bet.
Calling out the action, announcing bets
and raises, "option" to the blind, number of players, "last
Dealer's bank organization, counting the
bank, getting a set-up, getting a fill, use of lammers
Tracking the total money in the pot,
taking the rake at 5% and 10%, Jackpot rake and procedures.
Pot appearance, gathering the antes.
Game protection, protecting the pot,
protecting the players.
Oversize chips, changing cash, soft
breaks, when quarters play, folded hands, All-In bets, one side
pot, multiple side pots, splitting the pot, raking the side pot.
Straddles, missed blinds, dead button,
dead blind, dead money.
Counting down the stub.
Playing behind, betting "on the piece".
Changing dealers, table line-up, break
Controlling the game, pacing the game,
when to call a floorperson.
Going for a job interview and audition,
getting started on the job.
Characteristics of a Professional Poker
Poker classes are taught Monday through Friday
from 11am to 5pm.
The total cost of the course is $799.00
Smoke teaches Poker
on one of our four Poker tables
Thuan "Scotty" Nguyen,
world champion poker player, visits Nick at Casino Gaming School.
Nguyen is one of only 5 people to have won titles in both the World
Series of Poker and World Poker Tour.