Well, if we’re going to have more casinos with dumb names in Baltimore, we may as well get some fun benefits out of the situation — like the free three-month casino dealer course that Maryland Live Casino is sponsoring in partnership with Anne Arundel Community College.
Many supporters of the recent ballot’s Question 7 argued that more casino revenue would mean more jobs — and, according to the casino’s predictions, as many as 800 of those will be for table games dealers, who earn an average of $45,000 to $55,000 a year. But casino dealing isn’t an easy job, and practicing in your weekly Texas Hold ‘Em game probably doesn’t count as job experience. Hence the free 12-week dealer school, which will take place at Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie. Students will learn how to run tables for blackjack, craps, roulette, and baccarat.
According to organizers, participants don’t need any previous experience; they just need to be kinda good at math, capable of talking to other human beings, and dextrous enough to shuffle cards and slide chips across the table. Oh, and they have to be at least 21. However, Howard Weinstein, senior vice president of Maryland Live, told WBAL that the casino has already received more than 6,000 resumes, so (forgive our pun) the odds aren’t spectacular. But if you’ve always wanted to wear those cool armbands, now’s your best chance.