Casino Dealer School Opening Friday in Everett, WA

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Krista and Lenny Peng are opening Got 21 Casino Dealer School in Everett on May 1st.

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The school is on Evergreen Way just north of Brien Ford.

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Blackjack is the core game but there are many others to learn.

While the greater Everett area has its share of card rooms and casinos, one thing lacking has been an independent place to learn how to deal casino games. That changes Friday with the opening of GOT 21 Casino Dealer School in Everett. Located just north of Brien Ford on Evergreen Way, (between Barney’s Pastrami Dip and Boost Mobile) the school is run by Krista and Lenny Peng who recently relocated to this area from Banning, California. The couple had been running a dealer’s school there but wanted to relocate to this area for family and the cooler weather. “Everett is a great area for us,” said Krista. “The only other dealer’s schools in this area are in Seattle and Renton which leaves the northern market as a great business opportunity.” The couple have spent the past four weeks going through the State licensing process and working on getting their space ready to open on May 1st.

One thing you may not expect to find is an onsite kids playroom so parents can bring their children while they are working on their lessons. “We’re extremely flexible, students can set their own schedules,” Krista added. “The standard class session is five weeks but students can accelerate that or stretch it out to meet their own needs.”

While Blackjack is the core game, the school also offers instruction in poker, craps, roulette and the so-called carnival games including 3 and 4 card poker, Spanish 21, Pai Gow, EZ/Squeeze Baccarat and more. The couple says students come from all walks of life but primarily are either people who are looking for a new full-time career that they can get started in fairly quickly (without going to college), or those who are looking for very flexible hours due to being in school, having a family and needing a second income. “With so many of the area casinos open 24-hours, this is a career that can adapt to most any schedule,” said Lenny. “It’s also a skill that can travel with you so there’s unlimited opportunity.” In addition to offering a certificate program, the school prepares their students for the “Live Audition” that prospective casino employees have to pass in order to be hired. You can enroll in the school at age 18 and they’ll take students up into their 90s.

For more information, you can visit the Got 21 Casino Dealer School website or attend their open house this Friday from 10am – 6pm at 5130 Evergreen Way.

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