Casino Dealer, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

​Casino Dealer Training at CCBC is designed to train individuals for a career as a casino poker dealer.  

Casino Poker Dealer  is an 80-hour course that provides instruction on the fundamentals for dealing Casino poker, to include Texas Hold-'em, Omaha, Pot Limit, 7 Card Stud, and 5 Card Stud.  Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared for an audition as a casino Poker Dealer. 

Students entering this program should have outstanding people skills, including the ability to interact with others with courtesy and tact; be punctual and prepared to work; have a well-groomed, professional appearance; have a willingness to accept responsibility; be able to follow written and oral instructions; have the ability to follow safety rules and regulations; have the ability to complete assigned tasks on time; have good math skills.

​The legalization of gambling in the State of Maryland has provided employment opportunities in the gaming industry, including positions for Casino Table Game Dealers. Casinos require an individual to be certified in various casino dealer games to be job-ready for a casino table position. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach:

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1.   prepare for a career as a casino poker dealer in the casino industry,
2.   identify and demonstrate basic and advanced knowledge and skills as a casino poker dealer,
3.   meet the eligibility requirements for an audition offered by casinos approved by the State Lottery & Gaming Control Agency, and
4.   work as a full or part-time poker game dealer after passing the audition at casinos.​

CCBC Pathway

Business Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

Program Credentials

CCBC Credential:

Students will earn a CCBC Workforce Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.

Length of Training

Casino Poker Dealer: 8 weeks; 2 days per week; 5-hour classes

Program Requirements

Information sessions are offered monthly.  Check the CCBC Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for locations, dates, and times.

High School Diploma or GED (preferred for job placement); minimum age of 18. Good mental math skills are needed to be successful in this career program. Must pass a drug test and criminal background check to be licensed as a casino dealer.

This program is not eligible for Baltimore County Public Schools Blueprint funding.

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

Casino Poker Dealer:

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)




Casino Poker Dealer


Included in course cost.



Additional Information

Additional Offerings:
Advanced Casino Dealer - HSL064

Career Coach

Research your career interests, explore live job postings, take a career assessment, discover which companies in the Baltimore region are hiring, and more.  View a brief tutorial video on how to use Career Coach at  Explore career and training opportunities at

Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Yumi Kim | | 443-840-5840 | Owings Mills 305D

Program Assistant: Kristal Parker ||443-840-4483 |Owings Mills 302