Rivers Casino holding dealer interviews in advance of Free Dealer School Classes

SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady has announced the start of the interview process for dealer positions in advance of the first session of its free Dealer School classes. Applicants will be invited to interview over the coming days and weeks leading up to the launch of the Dealer School.

The Rivers Casino & Resort Dealer School will begin on October 17, with Poker Dealer School beginning October 24. The Dealer School will be held at 1482 Erie Boulevard, right across the street from the under construction Rivers Casino & Resort, and will run for 10 to 12 weeks, depending on concentration. The Dealer School will feature both morning, evening and weekend sessions to best accommodate trainees’ schedules.

Applicants can see job descriptions and apply for all jobs at Rivers Casino & Resort at www.riverscasinoandresort.com/careers.

“Whether it’s blackjack, craps, poker or any of the other exciting table games we’ll have at Rivers Casino & Resort, being a great dealer takes lots of practice in addition to having a great personality,” said Mary Cheeks, General Manager of Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady. “This is a fun, fast-paced environment in which to begin building a career in the gaming industry. I encourage everyone interested in a dealer position to apply immediately on our website to ensure we have time to review their information before the first Dealer School begins.”

Successful candidates do not need prior dealer experience, and those who are 21 or older and interested in a dealer career are encouraged to apply immediately. Qualified applicants will be called to interview for a position in the Dealer School. There is no cost associated with the Dealer School, and Rivers Casino & Resort will pay for gaming license fees for all team members hired at the property.

In addition to competitive salaries, Rivers Casino & Resort team members will be eligible for workplace benefits that include 401(k), health insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, free uniforms, free parking and opportunity for career growth.

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will be hiring in stages for all positions leading up to an early 2017 opening of the facility. Job seekers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and to visit the website for job descriptions.

The operator of Rivers Casino & Resort, Rush Street Gaming, operates three other casinos, all of which have been named a 2015 “Best Place to Work” or “Top Workplace” by their team members.

Rivers Casino & Resort is a $330 million project that will have a 50,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,157 slot machines, 66 gaming tables and 15 poker tables attached to a 163-room hotel and a 10,000-square-foot banquet facility capable of hosting up to more than 900 people for conventions and special events, one of the largest spaces in the region. Additionally, the property will have a steakhouse, a marketplace with light fare eateries, entertainment lounge and day spa. The casino will take full advantage of its riverfront position with outdoor patios and pre-function spaces.

Rivers Casino & Resort will be located adjacent to a new mixed-use Mohawk Harbor development currently under construction by the Galesi Group, which constitutes an additional $150 million investment in the 60-acre riverfront property. The mix of residential, retail and commercial space will include a 124-room Courtyard by Marriott and a 50-slip harbor on the Mohawk River and Erie Canal.

For more information on Rivers Casino & Resort, visit www.riverscasinoandresort.com.

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