Tuesday afternoon, I started dealer school. So far I’ve learned to cut checques (divide chips), shuffle and pitch cards while playing blackjack. I’ve mostly got that down.
Today, I started baccarat, a completely foreign game to me that is the next big thing. It’s a pretty easy and quick game but there are definitely rules I have to learn and I need some speed. Next is Pai-Gow poker which I play so hopefully that one will go pretty quickly. Then lots of practice and I’m ready for an audition for a job.
The school is great because they have contacts at the “starter houses” who are always looking for dealers and because you are their student for life. Even when I’m working I can come by and practice and learn from the staff, all of who are or have been dealers in every game for years. It’s a great safety net. All of the staff has been extremely helpful.
And my bonus has been my new friend Lula who I met the first day. A recent transplant like me (from North Carolina) we have become fast friends. I even went to her sister’s house for a cookout on Labor day weekend Sunday. She’s an amazing lady that God put in my life.