On April 28th, 2008, casino table games like craps will soon be offered at the Mardi Gras Racetrack and Gaming Center, which formerly known as the Tri-State Racetrack and Gaming facility. After several roadblocks, it appears that the lessons for new dealers will begin in a matter of weeks. Linda Sutton from the West Virginia State Community and Technical College commented that they are hoping to train dealers for different casino table games that will be available in the casino like blackjack, poker,roulette and craps. The establishment in Nitro could hire as many as three hundred new employees by late July or early August. The executive director of casino operations at the racing track, Rich Tesler said that they are doing some additional testing at the racing track. The West Virginia State Community and Technical College will feature series of job fairs to sign-up interested individuals for dealer classes. It will be from 11 am to 7 pm at the following areas like on Monday, May 5th, 2008-Charleston Civic Center; Tuesday, May 6th, 2008-Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington and Thursday, May 8th, 2008-Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center.
The classes will be taught in a location in the Charleston area that is more accessible to the students. The dealer classes will begin on the 1st week of June. The fees that the students will need to pay for the blackjack, poker and roulette courses is $490 and the course will be 7 weeks. The cost for the craps classes is $770 and it will last for eleven weeks.
The prospective dealers need to be at least twenty-one years old. There is an available limited financial for those people that want to take the classes. Prospective dealers need to pass some basic math skills and color blindness test in order to be considered for the classes. Those people that signed up for the classes back in the fall and paid the fees will have a slot reserved.
Tuesday, May 20 , 2008