Programs

Based on the projected opportunities for employment when Encore Boston Harbor opens its doors in 2019, two programs will be currently offered to incoming students—Perfecting Poker and Mastering Blackjack.

Both programs will start in January of 2019.

Each gaming program is taught by professional casino dealers using the latest tables and gaming equipment.

Perfecting Poker

Learn the essentials of dealing Poker and prepare for a career as a Poker dealer. You’ll train and practice dealing Poker from the hand and learn the fundamental skills, techniques, rules, procedures, policies and best behaviors needed to master the game:

  • Rake, antes, blind bets, game rules and regulations
  • Dealer responsibilities and card handling
  • Chip value and recognition
  • Game security
  • Accounting and pit procedures
  • Chain of command

The program also covers customer service fundamentals, responsible gaming and CPR training. Upon graduation, students will have the skills needed to begin a lifelong career dealing poker on the Encore Boston Harbor casino floor.

Prerequisite: Basic math skills, friendly demeanor and positive attitude, ability to pass a group panel audition and sign a student contract.

Number of Total Hours: 210 over 14 weeks

Price: $700

Mastering Blackjack

Learn the essentials of dealing Blackjack and prepare for a career as a Blackjack dealer at Encore Boston Harbor. You’ll train and practice dealing Blackjack and learn the fundamental skills, techniques, rules, procedures, policies and best behaviors needed to master the game:

  • Correct chip-handling techniques and identifying chip colors
  • Reading the total value of a bet
  • Proper pit procedures
  • Card totaling
  • Chip cutting and handling
  • Card shuffling and placement
  • Dealer responsibilities and card handling
  • Game security
  • Accounting and pit procedures
  • Chain of command

The program also covers customer service fundamentals, responsible gaming and CPR training. Upon graduation, students will have the skills needed to begin a lifelong career dealing Blackjack on the Encore Boston Harbor casino floor.

Prerequisite: Basic math skills, friendly demeanor and positive attitude, ability to pass a group panel audition and sign a student contract.

Number of Total Hours: 140 over 9 weeks

Price: $700