Learn how to deal poker from true casino professionals.

Truepokerdealer is a free, instructional, video-based website that teaches how to deal poker from the perspective of casino professionals. We start with the shuffle and cover everything that is taught in a typical poker dealer school.

These videos cost time and money to make. They will all come out eventually, but any donations will greatly speed up that process. Donate or not, thank you to all of our viewers!

What is the Goal of Truepokerdealer?

Truepokerdealer was created to help unify the poker industry in a way that benefits poker players everywhere. When it comes down to it, poker dealers are there for the players. Players want their dealers to maintain the highest level of integrity while dealing as quickly as possible and while having as much knowledge of the situations that can arise at the poker table as possible. By creating this website and these videos, Truepokerdealer aims to set a standard for casinos and dealers to use as a reference to train their employees in a way that never existed before. We also aim to teach poker players what their responsibilities are at the table as well as what they can expect from their dealers. Truepokerdealer is also a way for people playing at home to gain casino insights and run games that seem more professional.

Meet Our Lead Instructor

Marc Shumsker - Truepokerdealer.com

Lead Instructor - Marc Shumsker

Read about Marc's full history and philosphy.

Poker Positions Held

  • Shift Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Dealer

Other Poker Notes

Marc has trained hundreds of poker dealers in his career.

Marc has auditioned, interviewed and hired hundreds of poker dealers in his casino career. He has worked in casinos in Washington State and Florida and has worked closely with professionals that started their careers in Las Vegas and Atlantic city, including former and current World Series of Poker employees. Marc is regularly making sure that his teachings are in tune with the standards taught across the poker world.

In addition to becoming a poker employee, Marc has spent the last 10 years as a regular casino poker player.

Other Casino Experience

Dealt and supervised Blackjack (shoe and pitch), Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, and other carnival games.