In the day and age of coronavirus and economic stress, Rivers Casino on both sides of Pennsylvania are offering training to start a new career or to advance a current one.
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is offering free dealer school training starting on March 1 at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) from Monday to Friday. There will be a.m. and p.m. classes offered.
Once a person passes their final audition and obtains their gaming license, participants will receive a job offer from Rivers Casino Pittsburgh as a part-time dealer. Applicants must be 18 years or older.
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“Rivers Casino is in search of high-energy, ready-to-learn individuals to join the ever-expanding industry of casino gaming,” said Andre Barnabei, vice president of gaming at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. “You’re paid to play a game and entertain guests. How fun is that?”
Many of the casino’s current table games dealers, including several in leadership positions, have been with the casino for more than a decade and joined the company without prior casino experience.
The program welcomes participants of all levels, from beginners with no knowledge of table games to those with more experience. The Rivers Casino dealer school teaches a range of games beginning with blackjack. Near the end of the six-week class, all poker variants are taught: Mississippi Stud, 3- and 4-card poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’ Em poker.
Rivers Casino offers part-time dealers benefits including paid time off, paid breaks throughout each shift, up to two personal days a year, paid holidays and participation in a 401(k) plan with a company match. Candidates must be able to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays.
Interested dealer school participants can learn more details and apply online at RiversCasino.com/Pittsburgh/Careers. Applications submitted after Feb. 22 will be considered for future classes.
Last September, Rivers Casino Philadelphia on 1001 North Delaware Ave. began offering free dealer classes and has facilitated online training during the coronavirus pandemic.