About Us

New England Casino Dealer Academy is a state of the art casino dealer school. Our 6,ooo square foot facility is located in the Emerald Square Mall, just 40 minutes from Boston and 10 minutes from Providence.

We pride ourselves on providing the most comprehensive and professional level of dealer education and training, to ensure that every graduate possesses the knowledge, skills and positive attitude necessary to become a qualified casino dealer.

Our staff of instructors has over 120 years of combined experience in the gaming industry as Casino Instructors, Pit Supervisors, Shift Managers and Casino Dealers.


Michael A. Tassoni
President & CFO

Joseph Tutalo
Vice President Operations & Director of Training



Donna Vogel
With 20 years of experience, Donna has worked various for Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun in roles ranging from a dealer to a floor manager. Most recently, Donna worked as MGM Casino Service Supervisor at Foxwoods, administering management leadership training classes, overseeing blackjack tournaments and daily balancing the various table games. She has gaming certificates in blackjack, roulette, baccarat, craps and all novelty games.

Carl Ries II
Carl has over 28 years experience in the gaming industry.  Carl worked 9 years at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City dealing Black Jack, Craps & Roulette.  Carl then moved to the MGM at Foxwoods where he was a table operations specialist.  Carl also trained dealers in Black Jack, Craps and Roulette.

Sarah Miller
Sarah comes to the Academy with a wealth of knowledge and experience.  With track record of over 20 years in Casino Table Game experience at Foxwoods Casino, Sarah worked at the Training Center, Pit Manager, Shift Supervisor, Floor Supervisor, and Dealer.  Her dedication in the industry and her gaming expertise makes Sarah a valuable asset to New England Casino Dealer Academy.  Sarah is Certified in all the Major Table Games.

Joseph Armenti
Joseph comes to us from Foxwoods Casino, where he worked in the High Stakes Pits.  Joseph is certified in Craps and Black Jack. Joseph has demonstrated the highest level of customer service in the industry and trains dealers to exercises that critical function, which is essential in being a casino dealer.

Lori Girard
Lori has over 12 years experience at Mohegan Sun Casino and the Foxwoods Casino.  Not only a dealer, Lori was a Tables Game Supervisor and a Dealer Trainer at both Casinos.  Lori is certified in Black Jack, Poker, and all the Novelty Games.

Peter Cardin
Peter is the Academy’s Resident “POKER MASTER”, with over 13 years of Poker dealing and training experience. Peter has worked at Foxwoods Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino and the Raynham Poker Room.