Dreaming of becoming a blackjack dealer is the desire of many people. A gaming school at New Tunica County would make the hope of many come true. Dozens of would-be blackjack dealers will invest thousands of dollars to enter to the new gaming school.
Lisa Seward, gaming student says, "I've always wanted to get into that kind of environment, but I just never dreamed there would be a school this close to allow me to be able to do this."
The Crescent School is offering Casino and Hospitality training. Established in 1983, the Crescent School is a offering 30 week course that covers everything from blackjack, to poker, craps to roulette, even bartending. Now the Crescent School is in three locations, including the new one in New Orleans.
A would-be blackjack dealer can be a blackjack dealer in 3 months. A student can be around fun people and have cash in their pocket after acquiring the training to become a blackjack dealer. Blackjack is a card game; the blackjack dealer basically deals the cards all night and handles the chips.
Bill Shenesey with Crescent Schools says, "We started here and it was a boom from the very first month to the second month to the third month. It's just exponentially growing."
From their first four students who enrolled to nearly 60 students in the last four months with about 100 percent job placement.
"They're offering a good service the casinos seem to like, so it's a win win for both of us," said Webster Franklin with the Tunica County Convention and Visitors bureau.
Franklin says, "The training is definitely needed, and those types of spin off business are only the next logical step in the growth of a community like ours."
Tuesday, September 05 , 2006