About Us

Our Instructors

  • Chris Haynes

From 2004-2017 Chris worked at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. Starting as a dealer, he learned the skills necessary to become a floor supervisor. After gathering the experience needed to operate one of the busiest rooms in the country, he was promoted to manager. As a manager, Chris was heavily involved in the hiring process, sitting in on countless dealer auditions. 

  • David Hall

From 2007-2017 David has dealt for Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa, Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Wheeling Island Casino, and Western Pennsylvania Charity Games (PA Poker) bringing a wide array of experience.

  • Tim Dobbins

Since 2002 Tim has held a multitude of positions within the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. From Tournament Director to Manager, Tim offers a unique introspect into the gaming environment that few can offer.

  • Rob Hurst

In 2010 Rob decided to become a circuit event dealer, dealing both the World Series of Poker events and World Poker Tour events across the country. Once Rob decided to settle down at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, he was quickly promoted to floor supervisor given his vast knowledge of both tournaments and cash games. 

Experience Matters!

With over 45 years of combined experience, we have the knowledge and insight of the gaming industry that few can match. Our experience throughout the country and local market will assist in all aspects of learning what it takes to become a world class professional poker dealer.

Why RockStar Dealing Academy?

We have spent countless hours perfecting techniques to make you a world class professional poker dealer. With the instruction from RockStar Dealing Academy, you can become a poker dealer through a 6 week course and be well on your way to a career in the gaming industry!