• How I Became a Pontoon Dealer

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    Becoming a Twenty-one croupier was possibly the top job decision I ever manufactured. I had been jumping from occupation to occupation performing data-entry and the like, and I was bored to death. Sitting behind a desk in front of a laptop or computer all day just wasn’t "doing it" for me. Not to mention the pay out wasn’t that great either.

    So, after staying laid off from my last occupation, I hit the classifieds and saw an ad for a Twenty-one dealing training course. I was a small bit skeptical, considering it may be some "fly by night" outfit in which they acquire my money, I consider the program and practically nothing comes of it. But soon after I called their head office and asked them about the organization, I discovered that the program was for one of the most well-known casinos in the reduce mainland! They ended up extending their several hours and required Lots of dealers.

    I’d just been to Vegas with the very first time a few months just before and I bet a minor Black-jack. It looked easy adequate so I figured "how hard could it be to offer?" At the task interview, which was basically to sign up for the course, I learned that it wasn’t all that straightforward. I was given a short written examination to determine if I could, in simple fact, count card totals and figure Black jack payouts. I must have done ok because I was called back a few days later to acquire the four week course.

    It was pretty intense. Six days a week, seven hours a day in the small room with low ceilings and also a dozen Pontoon tables. There were definitely about a hundred other people from all walks of living getting the program along with me and for the first week, all we did was count card totals and have lessons around the rules and procedures of Blackjack. By the end of the very first week, we have been dealing actual games. Think me when I say that there is certainly A good deal much more to it than you consider. I was entirely blown away at how much there was to know, and simply how much I even now had yet to understand.

    When we reached the end of the last week, there could be the dreaded Table Check. If I failed that, I’d be done. Luckily, we have been likely to be acquiring it twice, and the finest score can be taken. I was in the last group to consider the earliest check and I was much more than a minor nervous. I knew I’d failed that morning for sure and I drove house pondering about all the mistakes I manufactured. The following evening, I felt better and knew what it was I needed to do to be able to pass. When the examiner tried to "trip me up" with the faults I’d manufactured the working day prior to, I handled it flawlessly.

    I needed to wait almost a week ahead of the graduation, and I was literally tearing my hair out. The offer was that if they called me ahead of then, I had failed. My dad believed it will be amusing to tell me that "someone called in search of you" when I’d come home from being out. Really funny. NOT. But, since I in no way got "the call", I showed up for my certificate and I was on my way to becoming a dealer. I was lucky enough to acquire the place about 10 minutes from my house and I was excited to start what just may possibly be a life-long and fulfilling profession.

     May 23rd, 2010  Caleb   No comments

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