The Atlantic County Workforce Development Board wants to make a deal with eligible county residents 18 years and older who are interested in becoming a casino dealer.
The WDB will pay them to attend a 6-week training, waive the $100 casino license fee and help them secure immediate job placement. Funding is provided through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, receive proper training and obtain a job with just a 6-weeks investment of time. And it’s all for free,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson. “These new dealers could be on casino floors before Memorial Day weekend.”
The Atlantic County One Stop Career Center will provide trainings Monday through Friday, beginning as early as April 1.
All participants must meet state-mandated criteria. Those interested may contact the Workforce Development Board at (609) 485-0052 to speak with a customer service representative or visit in person at 2 S. Main Street in Pleasantville, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Atlantic City is currently home to nine brick-and-mortar casinos. The Garden State is home to gaming suppliers and commercial gaming operators that support jobs for more than 39,000 New Jerseyans and $1.2 billion in tax revenue annually for all levels of government.
The nine casinos directly employ around 22,000 people.
Gaming tax revenue funds critical senior citizen and disabled resident programs and is essential to New Jersey’s public education system. State gaming taxes are also invested in law enforcement and economic development programming.
Based upon filings with the Division of Gaming Enforcement, casino win for the nine casino hotel properties was $215.0 million for February 2023, reflecting a 1.2% increase compared to $212.4 million for February 2022. Year-to-date casino win for the nine casino hotel properties was $426.6 million, reflecting growth of 7.7% compared to $396.1 million for the prior period.
A decade ago, New Jersey decided to expand gambling to the internet. In 2018, online sports betting debuted in the state following a Supreme Court ruling.