How to Become: Blackjack Dealer

How to Become: Blackjack Dealer


CASINO
NOW SHE IS TIPPING AROUND
TO THE DEALER SIDE AND BRINGING
COURTNEY DENSITY ALONG FOR THE
RIDE.
THE LADIES ARE THUNDER
VALLEY CASINO LEARNING THE
TRICKS OF THE TRADE WHEN IT
COMES TO BLACKJACK.
Reporter: WHAT IS THAT
SUPPOSED TO MEAN?
NOTHING.
Reporter: WE ARE AT THUNDER
VALLEY.
WE WANT TO THINK — BANK ANNA
OUR TEACHER.
COURTNEY, WE KNOW THERE IS A
SCHOOL AND YOU’RE GOING TO TELL
US ABOUT THAT.
I HAVE BEEN IN HERE AND I LOVE
TO PLAY BLACKJACK.
THIS ONE HERE IS ANOTHER CASE.
TAKE IT AWAY.
I KNOW NOTHING OF THE
BLACKJACK.
IN MY GOING FIRST?
I THOUGHT YOU ARE FLEXING YOUR
SKILLS.
SHE CHANGES THE RULES IN
THE MIDDLE OF THE SHOW.
SO I KNOW 21 IS THE BEST AND
OUTSIDE OF THAT I KNOW NOTHING
ELSE.
BASICALLY, YOU ARE GOING TO
FIRST LEARN HOW TO DEAL THE
CARDS.
DO YOU WANT TO DO IT?
YEAH.
YOU HOLD THIS SO I CAN USE MY
HANDS.
Reporter: I AM THE
MICROPHONE HOLDER.
HOLD THEM LIKE THIS.
THEY ARE GOING TO TEACH YOU HOW
TO PITCH THE CARDS.
WHAT IS PITCH?
Reporter: DURING THE PROMO
YOU DIDN’T DO THAT RIGHT.
SO DEALER ALWAYS SHOWS THE
FIRST ONE UP.
LET’S BRING IT BACK.
PITCH IT.
JUST IMAGINE —
Reporter: WE ARE IMAGINING
THEY ARE ALREADY SHUFFLED.
THE MACHINE SHUFFLES.
RIGHT.
YOU ARE A PRO.
Reporter: NOW WHAT?
THEN THE DEALER LOOKS AT
THEIR CARDS.
WHAT YOU HAVE?
17.
TINA, I WAS A
COMMUNICATIONS MAJOR.
Reporter: OKAY.
ONE MORE.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU HIT?
OKAY.
ALL RIGHT.
THAT IS THE THIRD PERSON.
Reporter: THE OBJECT OF THE
GAME —
AND THEN YOU FLIP YOUR
CARDS.
Reporter: THERE’S A CERTAIN
WAY TO FLIP THEM.
YOU GO LIKE THAT.
LET ME TRY THAT.
HOLD ON.
SO YOU GO LIKE THIS AND THEN
YOU GO —
THAT IS 11.
THERE YOU GO.
YOU HAVE TO KEEP HITTING UNTIL
YOU PASS 17.
21.
Reporter: IF I WERE PLAYING
AS A PLAYER I WOULD HATE YOU
RIGHT NOW.
I’M JUST GOING TO TELL YOU, I
HATE YOU.
Reporter: OKAY.
SO THAT IS DOWN FOR NOW.
Reporter: TELL US A LITTLE
BIT ABOUT THE SCHOOL.
THE DEALER SCHOOL, YOU CAN
CHECK ON THE WEBSITE, THUNDER
VALLEY OFFERS A DEALER SCHOOL
EVERY SO MANY MONTHS. YOU CAN
SIGN-UP AND APPLY ONLINE.
IS THAT WHAT YOU DID?
YES.
THAT’S WHAT I DID.
Reporter: WHAT MADE YOU DO
THAT?
MY MOM IS UP HERE AND I AM
FROM THE BAY AREA AND I APPLIED
ONLINE FOR THE HECK OF IT AND —
Reporter: HOW LONG AS THE
SCHOOL TAKE?
ABOUT 6-8 WEEKS.
THEY TRAIN YOU ON BLACKJACK AND
MAYBE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT
VERSIONS OF BLACKJACK. THEY
WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO PITCH.
Reporter: THERE ARE
DIFFERENT VERSIONS?
HOW MANY WAYS CAN YOU COUNT TO
21?
STICK AROUND. IN THE 9:00 OUR
WE’RE GOING TO GET MORE INTO
DEPTH IN PLAYING BLACKJACK.
YOU WILL ACTUALLY DEAL TO SOME
OF THESE PRETEND PLAYERS.

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