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Career and Education Opportunities for Card Dealers

In general, card dealers operate table games. They also stand or sit behind table and operate games of chance by dispensing the appropriate number of cards or blocks to players, or operating other gaming equipment.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Card Dealer career.


Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Gaming and Gambling


Card Dealer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Card dealers check to insure that all players have placed bets before play begins. They also pay winnings or collect losing bets as established by the rules and procedures of a specific game. Equally important, card dealers have to conduct gambling games such as dice or keno, following all applicable rules and regulations. They are often called upon to inspect cards and apparatus to be used in games to insure that they are in good condition. They are expected to answer questions about game rules and casino policies. Finally, card dealers compute amounts of players' wins or losses, or scan winning tickets presented by customers to calculate the amount of money won.

Every day, card dealers are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to speak clearly. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.