Become licensed Blackjack Dealer at New River CTC starting March 21

Registrations are now being accepted for a Blackjack training course, which will begin on Mar. 21 at New River Community and Technical College’s Greenbrier Valley Campus.

To be hired by a gaming facility in West Virginia, dealers must be licensed by the state. The first step in obtaining a state license is to successfully complete an approved training program.

Blackjack, one of the most common games found in casinos worldwide, is the first course for anyone interested in working in a casino.

The class will meet four days per week, five hours per day, for six weeks at the Lee Street Complex, Building D, in Lewisburg. The time for the course will be determined at a later date based as much as possible on when is most convenient for the students enrolled.

Prospective students should be personable, outgoing, and professional in both demeanor and appearance. Table games also require manual dexterity and an excellent proficiency in math. Other useful attributes include showmanship and good customer service skills. Upon completion of the course, employment is possible, but not guaranteed.

The cost is $675, plus a $100 licensing fee. Pre-registration is requested by Mar. 11. All interested students must register for a required math assessment and interview.

For more information or to register, please contact the Office of Workforce Education at 304-793-6101 or e-mail

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