Rivers Casino Schenectady announced the launch of a free dealer school. Each future student will participate in a six-week free course and they will have access to trainings on everything from blackjack to novelty table games.
Any participant who finishes the school and receives a New York State gaming license will be offered a full or part-time job at the Schenectady gambling venue.
The school’s first course will begin on March 1 and it will take place at the casino’s existing training center, which is located on 220 Harborside Drive suite 201 in Schenectady.
Afternoon classes will be held between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. while evening classes will run between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. There will be also a morning class, which will be held between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. but these will start from March 15.
In order for the applicants to enroll in the school, they don’t need to be experienced, but they need to be at least 21 years- old.
The future Rivers Casino table games dealers with get access to a number of benefits, including paid time off, medical/dental/vision plan, a 401(k) plan and tuition reimbursement.
There is an application form on Rivers Casino site and everyone interested can apply there.
River Casino in Schenectady Losses and Compensations
Rivers Casino in Schenectady will be the location where new dealers will get a chance to practice their profession. The location reopened in September last year and right after that announced registering significant losses due to the coronavirus pandemic and the prolonged closure in 2020.
Meanwhile, at the end of January, Governor Andrew Cuomo made a proposal, which is set to benefit the casino and compensate for its losses.
Cuomo’s budget proposal has five items, all of which are supposed to benefit the gaming industry. One of the items identified by name three facilities. One of the them is Rivers Casino, the other two include Saratoga Casino and Capital Region’s two gambling halls.
According to Cuomo’s proposal, Rivers Casino will be allowed a suspension of the payments required to make to the horsemen who own and train standardbred harness horses running at Saratoga Casino for the total time of the Covid-19 crisis. This is a guaranteed benefit for Rivers with no impact on the state tax revenue.
Three of the other proposals aim to bring more money to the state by authorizing new casinos, which will pay taxes for operating and thus contributing to improving the state’s financial situation.
An additional upside to Cuomo’s proposal is that it will maximize state benefit from the potential legalization of sports betting.
Source: “Rivers Casino launches free dealer school”, News 10, February 18, 2021
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