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RIVERS CASINO AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY PRESENT HOW TO BECOME A CASINO DEALER OPEN HOUSE

Oct 3, 2017, 12:56 PM
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RIVERS CASINO AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY

PRESENT HOW TO BECOME A CASINO DEALER OPEN HOUSE
Two info sessions will be held on Oct. 11 at Community College of Allegheny County

PITTSBURGH — Oct. 3, 2017 — Pittsburghers looking to join the fast-paced and thrilling gaming industry or those interested in learning about new career opportunities are encouraged to join Rivers Casino and Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) for their How to Become a Casino Dealer open house on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

The open house will be held from noon-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the CCAC casino dealer training space located in the library (room L112) on CCAC’s Allegheny Campus. Individuals interested in attending the open house are encouraged to RSVP at www.riverscasino.com/pittsburgh/dealerschool.

Attendees are invited to meet Rivers Casino’s professional dealers and ask questions. Human resources representatives will provide information about benefits, compensation potential and Rivers Casino Dealer School scholarships available through CCAC’s Educational Foundation that cover the entire cost of the introductory Blackjack and Banked Games class. Casino and CCAC staff will be available to explain the application process for the Nov. 6 course.

Participants will learn about a number of benefits provided by Rivers Casino that are not typical elsewhere. These include immediate vesting in the 401K plan, a vacation program with up to 20 days off during the first year, chef-prepared healthy meals, paid lunch break, free parking, attendance bonuses and more. Rivers Casino Team Members with an average of 30 or more hours per week, are able to participate in the company’s medical plan, a dental plan with 100% preventative coverage, vision coverage and other great benefits. Full time Team Members are also eligible for discounted health club pricing and tuition reimbursement up to $5,000 after the first year.

“For those who enjoy a high-energy work environment, the casino industry is a great place to further your career,” said Craig Clark, general manager at Rivers Casino. “Our table dealers are sharp, passionate and fun people who thrive in a social atmosphere and we provide them with the tools necessary to excel.”

The 120-hour, six week introductory Blackjack and Banked Games course provides the foundation for starting a new profession as a table dealer. As part of the class, students complete the required Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) audition test. CCAC’s casino dealer training school is approved by the PGCB and is recognized by all casinos in the state, as well as some out-of-state casinos.

In 2016, Rivers Casino and CCAC began partnering to offer casino dealer classes. Since then, approximately 45 students have been hired by Rivers Casino as table games dealers through the program.

For additional information on class schedules, visit CCAC’s casino dealer training school located on the Allegheny Campus in the library, or visit www.ccac.edu/casino.aspx. For more information about employment opportunities at Rivers Casino or available dealer school scholarships, please visit www.careersatriverscasino.com.

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ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 92 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit www.riverscasino.com.

ABOUT COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY
Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Since its founding in 1966, CCAC has flourished, becoming the educational powerhouse it is today-a nationally renowned two-year college dedicated to serving all members of the community. From groundbreaking student success initiatives to top-ranked academic and career-based programs, CCAC continues to be the college of choice for nearly one out of three adults in the Greater Pittsburgh metropolitan region.

Every year, more than 25,000 students enroll at CCAC, taking advantage of more than 160 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs while thousands more access noncredit and workforce development courses. Comprising four campuses and four neighborhood centers, as well as other offsite locations, CCAC is honored to have one of the largest veteran student populations in the state and takes pride in ranking among the nation's top community colleges for the number of individuals graduating in nursing and other health-related professions.

CCAC graduates have transferred to the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities, have obtained the most academically challenging and competitive degrees and can be found at leading companies, organizations and institutions throughout the country. CCAC alumni are actively engaged in every sector of society, providing leadership to scores of economic, scientific, civic and philanthropic entities both in the Pittsburgh region and around the world. Visit ccac.edu to learn more.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Garrett Allen
For Rivers Casino
267-932-8760, ext. 303
garrett@hornercom.com

Elizabeth Johnston
For Community College of Allegheny County Public Relations
412-237-8195
ejohnston@ccac.edu