2012 World Series of Poker Dates Revealed | Learn to Deal the WSOP
The dates for the 2012 World Series of Poker have been set, but not officially released....sort of.
Kevmath, the master of the utterly obscure poker knowledge, ran across an ad for looking for poker dealers for the 2012 WSOP. (Update: The WSOP actually tweeted and he just relayed information. Either event, I saw his tweet first....) According to the job ad, the dates of the WSOP are May 31st, 2012 to July 20th, 2012.
This year, the WSOP is holding a dealer training school where prospective dealers can learn to deal the games that will be played this summer.
The No-Limit Hold'em Only academy is $600 and will teach dealers how to deal at the WSOP. The other academy is the Advanced Session where they learn how to deal non-Hold'em games. This advanced session is $300 and dealers must have completed the NL Hold'em training.
While some of you may think that sounds a bit steep, those that work at least 40 hours at the 2012 WSOP will have their tuition reimbursed. Essentially, this will be free training for those that perform.
I like this idea for two reasons. First, it gives the WSOP a chance to prep the dealers the way they want and helps them train suitable dealers. Next, this is a great way for prospective dealers to get what will eventually equal free training.
So if any of you have any aspirations out there of becoming a dealer and either live in the Vegas area or have a way to attend the training, this could be your shot. Check out the job ad and dealer academy schedule on the WSOP website.