New Jersey Hosts Free Live Dealer Training Course In April

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on March 22, 2023 - Last Updated on April 3, 2023
Free Training New Jersey Casino Dealer

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. 

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Nick Garcia is a senior reporter for PlayUSA. Garcia provides analysis and in-depth coverage of the gambling industry with a key focus on online casinos, sports betting and financial markets. Garcia has been covering the US gambling market since 2017. He attended Texas Tech University as an undergrad and received a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

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