The riverboat casinos we’ve contacted run similar to casinos in Nevada and New Jersey in terms of recruitment. They have joblines, updated weekly,
listing current openings, and they maintain human resources or personnel departments. Many casinos, while smaller than some of land-based resort casinos, do employ several hundred people and should be included in your employment search. In fact, the numbers are quite impressive. It’s projected that there are 8,000 riverboat casino jobs generating $175 million in wages in Louisiana alone. For Indiana (the other state in which these figures are available) 4,000 riverboat casino jobs have been created, generating $88 million in wages.
Hiring managers look for the same qualities in their employees as other casinos would—people who demonstrate good customer service skills and work well with the public, and those who have technical skills, such as the ability to deal one or two games. Those riverboats that actually cruise in open water will also need experienced crew.
CASINO DEALER SCHOOLS
For many entering this profession, the route to success will include a stop at the local dealer school. These schools employ instructors who are licensed to
teach gaming procedures to aspiring dealers. Enrollees usually choose one or two games to specialize in, learning the particulars of that game from the instructors and practicing with class members. Most schools offer flexible schedules, with day and evening classes. Admission requirements are also similar, with classes running from approximately four weeks for poker to about twelve weeks for craps. The better schools will have aggressive job placement services and offer tuition assistance or accept financial aid. Costs vary depending on the length of the class and game procedures being taught. Be prepared to spend anywhere from $500 for a short session on blackjack dealing to $2,000 or more for extensive craps training. In Nevada enrollees must be at least 21 years old by the date they are scheduled to graduate from the dealer school. (You must be 21 or older to work in Nevada’s casinos.) These guidelines are similar for New Jersey dealing schools, since you must be 21 or older to work in Atlantic City casinos.
Courses typically cover all aspects of TOGEL HARI INI dealing. Students learn how to handle cards and other game equipment, how to take bets, and specific rules of the game. Most schools create an atmosphere similar to what you would find in a real casino, using authentic tables, chips, and other professional equipment. Some will even simulate high-stress situations with lights, noise, and perhaps the instructor even acting as an overly abrasive player. Upon completion of the class, students should have gained sufficient knowledge and skills to be employed in a casino.
The following is a list of professional dealing schools in or near some of the main gaming areas in the country. This list was verified as accurate at the time it was published; however, occasionally dealer schools will change names, phone numbers, move, or even go out of business due to poor management. For more information on classes provided and their costs, contact the schools listed below directly or look in your local phone book under “schools/vocational training” for ones in your area. You may find additional schools have recently opened as well because of the current expansion of this industry. Remember, casinos do not require that you attend a private dealer school. Hiring managers only need to know that you are capable of dealing in a professional manner.