New Jersey residents now have the opportunity to train as New Jersey casino table game dealers for free.
According to the Atlantic County Workforce Development Board, a free six-week course will cover everything one needs to know to pursue a career as a live dealer.
Become a New Jersey casino dealer with free course
The first course will be held on Saturday, Apr. 1, at the Atlantic County One-Stop Career Center in Pleasantville, New Jersey. Additionally, future classes are also in the works by the Development Board.
The Development Board also said the free course would cover tuition costs and licensing fees for new casino employees. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement requires a license for all newly registered casino employees.
Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said the free course was the perfect chance for residents to pick up a new skill for free. “These new dealers could be on casino floors before Memorial Day weekend,” Levinson said.
For reference, an average Atlantic City casino dealer makes roughly $43,000 a year. One of the development board’s primary goals is to ensure those who wish to pursue a career as a live dealer can do so without financial restraints.
How to sign up for the live dealer training course
For those that wish to sign up, registration for the class can take place over the phone at 609-485-0052 or by visiting the center in person during working hours.
The live deal training program is part of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act, a measure passed in 2014. Designed to offer training and tuition to US citizens, the Workforce Act helps businesses fill needed positions.
During the pandemic, US casinos were forced to close and, in turn, lay off parts of their workforce. Some casino employees chose their health over money and withdrew from their positions, creating an even greater need.
Since then, there has been a growing need for qualified casino dealers across the US.