Dealing out casino skills
Select a skill to see the technique:
You call them chips; dealers call them cheques. Either way, dividing clay disks into short piles quickly and by feel is the first skill a dealer trainee learns and is one of the most important.
Just four revolutions of the ball around the edge of the roulette wheel are required for a spin to be legal, but a professional’s spin has much more oomph and makes a satisfying whoosh.
Shuffling and dealing
Shuffling machines can break, so dealers need to learn the elaborate ritual of properly shuffling six or eight decks together to place into a “shoe” from which they will deal the cards.
GRAPHIC: Bonnie Berkowitz and Alberto Cuadra. VIDEO: Zoeann Murphy and Jayne Orenstein - The Washington Post. Published April 7, 2013.