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About Us

Setting the Standard of Excellence Since 2004

The Casino Institute specializes in Casino Consulting and Table Games Dealer training services. Formerly named, West Coast Dealing Academy and founded by Allyson Ott in 2004; our name has changed but our service and quality still remains the same!


We offer everything you need to know in order to become a professional casino dealer and we are the casino's first choice when hiring new dealers to their Table Games Department.

Our classes are aimed at teaching you: The proper techniques, fundamentals and mannerisms necessary to gain employment at the casino of your choice.​

​We take pride in offering the best casino instructors in the industry and supply our students with real casino training equipment taken right off the casino floor. We also train with Shuffle Master continuous shufflers and electronic tables that no other casino dealing school in the area can provide. If you want the real life training experience that the casinos require of a break-in-dealer, then the only smart choice is The Casino Institute. We welcome you to stop by The Casino Institute anytime to view our real casino equipment and to sit in on any one of our courses to see for yourself what we have to offer.

Excitement, glamour and a well paying job awaits you in your new casino career. So, what are you waiting for? Put The Casino Institute reputation to work for you when beginning your new career as a Table Games Dealer.

To learn more about our casino consulting services, click the link. 


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Once you walk into our school, we will hold your hand through the whole process beginning with enrollment, all the way up to the first day on the job. We will train you for all the games necessary for the casino desired and assist with tests preparation and completing the casino application from potential employers. We even go above and beyond to work with each student on pre-interview preparation including frequently asked interview questions, displaying positive body language, proper attire and much, much more.​ Most importantly, we will inform each student of upcoming auditions by casinos, schedule their interview and audition and many times we also accompany students to auditions.

The Casino Institute has a great rapport with local casinos and on occasions, Casino Hiring Managers make personal visits to the school campus seeking potential employees and have conducted live auditions and made job offers to students the same day.


Agua Caliente Casino

Barona Casino

Camel Rock Casino

Casino Pauma

Commerce Casino

Fantasy Springs Casino

Golden Acorn Casino

Golden Nugget

Harrahs Casino

Hollywood Casino / Jamul

Hollywood Park Casino

Hustler Casino

Lake Elsinore Casino

Lucky Lady Casino

Morongo Casino

Oceans Eleven Casino

Pala Casino

Palomar Card Club

Pechanga Resort and Casino

Santa Ysabel Casino

San Manuel Casino

Seven Mile Casino

Soboba Casino

Spa Resort and Casino

Spotlight 29 Casino

Sycuan Casino

The Bicycle Club

The Gardens Casino

Valley View Casino

Viejas Casino

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