How I Became a Black-jack Croupier

Wednesday, 21. July 2010

Becoming a Blackjack dealer was most likely the most effective profession decision I ever built. I experienced been jumping from job to work performing data-entry and the like, and I was bored to death. Sitting behind a desk in front of the pc all working day just wasn’t "doing it" for me. Not to mention the shell out wasn’t that fantastic either.

So, right after becoming laid off from my last occupation, I hit the classifieds and saw an ad for a Blackjack dealing training course. I was a little bit skeptical, considering it may well be a number of "fly by night" outfit exactly where they consider my money, I take the training course and absolutely nothing comes of it. But right after I called their head office and asked them concerning the firm, I learned that the program was for one of the most well-known casinos in the lower mainland! They were extending their several hours and necessary A lot of croupiers.

I’d just been to Vegas for that initial time a few months previous to and I bet a little Chemin de fer. It looked easy sufficient so I figured "how very difficult could it be to offer?" At the job interview, which was basically to sign up for the course, I discovered that it wasn’t all that straightforward. I was given a short written test to determine if I could, in simple fact, count card totals and figure Black-jack pay-outs. I must’ve done ok because I was called back one or two days later to acquire the 4 week training course.

It was rather intense. Six days a week, 7 hours a evening in a tiny room with low ceilings and a dozen Twenty-one tables. There have been about 100 other persons from all walks of everyday living taking the course together with me and for that initial week, all we did was count card totals and have lessons for the guidelines and procedures of Blackjack. Through the end of the first week, we were dealing actual games. Believe me when I say that there is A great deal a lot more to it than you believe. I was completely blown away at simply how much there was to understand, and how much I nevertheless had yet to find out.

When we reached the end of the last week, there would be the dreaded Table Test. If I failed that, I’d be done. Luckily, we were going to be getting it twice, and the best score could well be taken. I was in the last group to carry the very first test and I was additional than a small nervous. I knew I’d failed that working day for certain and I drove household pondering about every one of the mistakes I created. The up coming day time, I felt better and knew what it was I needed to do in order to pass. When the examiner tried to "trip me up" using the errors I’d manufactured the evening previous to, I handled it flawlessly.

I needed to wait pretty much a week before the graduation, and I was literally tearing my hair out. The offer was that if they called me ahead of then, I’d failed. My dad thought it could well be amusing to tell me that "someone called seeking you" when I had come home from being out. Incredibly funny. NOT. But, since I by no means got "the call", I showed up for my certificate and I was on my way to being a dealer. I was lucky enough to get the place about 10 minutes from my house and I was excited to start what just could possibly be a life-long and fulfilling profession.

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