SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady has announced the start of the interview process for dealer positions before beginning the first session of its free Dealer School classes. Applicants will be invited to interview over the coming days and weeks leading up to the launch of the Dealer School.
Candidates do not need to have prior dealer experience; those who are 21 or older and interested in a dealer career are encouraged to apply immediately. Qualified applicants will be called to interview for a position in the Dealer School. There is no cost associated with the school and Rivers Casino & Resort will pay gaming license fees for all team members hired at the property.
Dealer School classes begin on October 17, with Poker Dealer School beginning October 24, and will be held at 1482 Erie Boulevard, right across the street from the under construction Rivers Casino & Resort. Classes will run for 10 to 12 weeks, depending on concentration, and will feature morning, evening and weekend sessions to accommodate trainees’ schedules.
“Whether it’s blackjack, craps, poker or any of the other exciting table games we’ll have at Rivers Casino & Resort, being a great dealer takes lots of practice in addition to having a great personality,” said the casino’s general manager, Mary Cheeks. “This is a fun, fast-paced environment in which to begin building a career in the gaming industry. I encourage everyone interested in a dealer position to apply immediately on our website to ensure we have time to review their information before the first Dealer School begins.”
The operator of Rivers Casino & Resort, Rush Street Gaming, operates three other casinos, all of which have been named a 2015 “Best Place to Work” or “Top Workplace” by their team members. Rivers Casino & Resort team members will be eligible for workplace benefits that include 401(k), health insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, free uniforms, free parking and opportunity for career growth.
Rivers Casino & Resort is a $330 million project that will have a 50,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,157 slot machines, 66 gaming tables and 15 poker tables attached to a 163-room hotel and a 10,000-square-foot banquet facility capable of hosting up to more than 900 people for conventions and special events, one of the largest spaces in the region. Additionally, the property will have a steakhouse, a marketplace with light fare eateries, entertainment lounge and day spa. The casino will take full advantage of its riverfront position with outdoor patios and pre-function spaces.
Hiring will be done in stages for all positions—leading up to an early 2017 opening of the facility. Job seekers are encouraged to visit the website for job descriptions and apply as soon as possible.
For more information on Rivers Casino & Resort, visit www.riverscasinoandresort.com.