CCBC to hold Casino Dealer Academy at Horseshoe Baltimore

Nov 06, 2017 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

Baltimore County, MD – Community College of Baltimore County and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore are partnering to operate a “CCBC Casino Dealer Academy.” Housed onsite at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, this new academy will give individuals the necessary skills to compete for jobs locally and within Maryland’s growing casino industry as a table games dealer.

Students of the CCBC Casino Dealer Academy receive instruction covering introduction to gaming, carnival games and blackjack. Additional instruction in other major games such as roulette, baccarat and craps are available for experienced, working dealers looking to expand their repertoire of major games.

Classes are flexible and can be completed in as little as four weeks. Training at the Academy is offered at no cost to students.

“We are extremely excited to enter into this partnership with Horseshoe Casino Baltimore,” said CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis. “The gaming industry has grown exponentially in Maryland, and with that comes the need for trained individuals with the expertise to fill job vacancies. The CCBC Casino Dealer Academy will allow us to do that for the gaming industry. It’s the perfect marriage between local business and CCBC to address a current workforce training need.”

Casino dealers are currently in high demand in Maryland. Dealers can earn more than $40,000 annually plus benefits. And, hours are extremely flexible working within this 24/7 entertainment industry.

The agreement between CCBC and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is a result of CCBC’s involvement in Maryland WorkSmart, an agreement between Maryland’s 16 community colleges and the Maryland Department of Commerce. Through WorkSmart, Maryland businesses have a single point of contact to access to an array of customized, relevant workforce training solutions – to match their business needs with a network of community colleges that have the expertise, resources and training to meet those needs.

“The partnership between the Community College of Baltimore County and Horseshoe Casino is a great example of how the state’s WorkSmart program is working with local businesses to identify opportunities for training,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “We are pleased to support this effort, and look forward to continuing our collaboration with Maryland’s outstanding community colleges”

To learn more about the CCBC Casino Dealer Academy visit www.ccbcmd.edu/casinodealer, attend an Information Session Dec. 6 at CCBC Owings Mills, 10300 Grand Central Avenue, or call 443-840-4625.

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