Inver Hills Community College deals a new hand of casino gaming courses

September 21, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Inver Hills Community College announced today its online Casino Gaming program is now available for immediate enrollment. The program, currently comprised of three courses, is supplied by poker industry’s elite high-roller and founder of Johnny Chan Academy and offered through Inver Hills CC’s partnership with Gatlin Education Services.

Inver Hills CC’s new Casino Gaming program is aimed at preparing students for a career in the casino industry’s table games environment by providing direction from 10-time winner of the World Series of Poker, Johnny Chan. Through the use of interactive multimedia and instructional video e-mails, the training program teaches the methods, techniques and mannerisms of professional casino poker, blackjack and baccarat dealers.

The program’s courses, Casino Poker Dealer, Casino Blackjack Dealer and Casino Baccarat Dealer, cover basic fundamentals such as shuffling, handling cheques, limits and betting procedures in today’s most popular card games. Available at, each course is self-paced and accessible anywhere with a computer and Internet connection. Upon successful completion, students will receive job placement and support from the advisors at the Johnny Chan Academy including the opportunity to record a streaming video audition to showcase skills to potential employers.

“We are proud to be in partnership with Inver Hills Community College to offer the Casino Gaming program. Now, students can learn the skills necessary to be successful in their dream job,” said Stephen Gatlin, founder of Fort Worth-based Gatlin Education Services. “With the popularity and growth of casinos in recent years, students in the program will be training for some of the most glamorous and well-paying careers available.”

Established in 1989 by Stephen Gatlin, Gatlin Education Services is the largest provider of Web-based, instructor-supported training to community colleges and universities. Gatlin’s online career training courses are open enrollment, allowing interested students to start their desired training immediately. Gatlin’s courses are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional caliber positions for many in-demand occupations.

The Johnny Chan Academy offers the only poker school on the Internet that features lessons, tips and insight from poker legend, Johnny Chan. Chan has been described as the world’s most famous professional poker player, holding two World Series of Poker championship titles (in 1987 and 1988) and an impressive ownership of 10 WSOP bracelets. He is a founding member of the World Poker Association and was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2002.