Resorts World Catskills Heading Back To School This August Too

Written By Jessica Welman on August 10, 2017 - Last Updated on March 10, 2021
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[toc]Resorts World Catskills may not have a first day of school photo its parents posted on Facebook, but the casino has education on its mind this month nonetheless. While the kids of New York state head back to school, the casino is launching one.

More specifically, Resorts World is opening up three different dealer schools in the Catskills area. The casino plans to open its doors in March 2018.

Dealer schools include six weeks of training

Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties will all serve as home to one of the schools. These are some of the southernmost counties in the state. Cities in the area include Goshen, Monticello, and Newburgh.

The casino is readying upwards of 600 people to work as dealers in the NY casino.  With over 2,100 slot machines and in excess of 100 table games, there are a lot of job opportunities at the property.

The table games classes at the casino will be free. The sessions run for six weeks at a time.

Each course features 20 hours a week of instruction in all the major table games. However, some of the more complex games will require additional training.

“The county is pleased to work with Resorts World Catskills to help Orange County residents benefit from good paying jobs available at the casino resort,”Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus told the Warwick Advertiser. “Resorts World Catskills is a playing an important role in the economic development of the region.”

The first information session about the new school took place earlier this week. There are still two sessions for those interested in learning more about the school:

Orange County – Goshen

When: 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14
Where: Orange County Emergency Services Center, 22 Wells Farm Road

Ulster County – Ellenville

When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6
Where: Ellenville High School Auditorium, 28 Maple Ave.

School required in order to apply for Resorts World

The good news for interested applicants is that no prior casino experience is required. The less good news? No one can apply for a job as a dealer at Resorts World without completing the class.

“Creating good paying jobs was the initial objective of the Upstate NY Gaming Economic Development Act,” said Charles Degliomini, executive vice president of Resorts World owner Empire Resorts, Inc., “and after years of waiting we are close to realizing this important goal.”

Resorts World Catskills is the last of the four upsate casinos to open as part of the economic development project. Rivers Casino Schenectady, del Lago, and Tioga Downs are already up and running.

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