New Live! Casino To Sponsor Westmoreland County Community College Table Games Dealer School
Dealer Training Courses Will Provide Qualified Applicants the Skills Needed to Embark on a Career in the Gaming Industry
Live! Casino announced today it is sponsoring the Westmoreland County Community College (Westmoreland) DEALER SCHOOL, scheduled to begin August 17, 2020.
The new $150 million Live! Casino will create more than 500 permanent new jobs for local and regional residents. More than 100 of those positions are for table games dealers. The Dealer School was established to provide qualified applicants with the skills necessary to embark on a career in the gaming industry and, upon graduation, the opportunity to interview for a dealer position at Live! Casino.
Westmoreland is hosting a series of information sessions for those interested in learning more about the Dealer School. Interested individuals must sign up in advance for one of the sessions prior to registering for the training. Dates, locations and sign up information can be found at www.westmoreland.edu/dealerschool. Walk ins will not be permitted to attend due to Pennsylvania-mandated health regulations. While the information sessions are free, the cost of the school and curriculum is $110 per student for Blackjack training and an additional $75 for other games.
“We are proud to partner with Westmoreland County Community College on this project, which will provide long-term careers in the gaming industry to personable, outgoing and professional individuals,” said Sean Sullivan, General Manager of Live! Casino. “Interested applicants do not need casino, gaming or dealer experience to apply to the school. Working in association with Westmoreland, we will provide all the training necessary to successfully complete the courses and position graduates to take advantage of the opportunity to interview for a dealer position at Live! Casino.”
“Westmoreland is working hard to partner with businesses that provide job opportunities in our communities,” said Dr. Tuesday Stanley, President, Westmoreland. “Live! Casino is going to bring family sustaining careers to the area. We are looking forward to opening the Dealer School and starting students on the path to exciting futures in the gaming and entertainment industry.”
The Dealer School is conveniently located at the Westmoreland Mall at 5256 US-30 in Greensburg, PA. The School is being designed according to CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines and Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board protocols to allow for ample social distancing, reduced occupancies and vigorous hygiene and health measures, including use of hand sanitizer and masks.
Classes will be held Monday-Friday in Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat and other table games, with varied shifts to accommodate schedules. All classes will be taught by experienced, licensed and dedicated instructors who will professionally prepare students to enter the fast-paced casino industry. Enrollees who successfully complete the course will be provided the opportunity to audition for positions at Live! Casino. Completion of the course does not guarantee employment.
Live! Casino is expected to open in late 2020, with more than 100,000 square feet of gaming, dining and entertainment space, including 750 slots, approximately 30 live-action table games, and a sportsbook.
Pending approval by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. For more information about Live! Casino, visit www.LiveCasinoWest.com
About Live! Casino Pittsburgh
Opening in late 2020, Live! Casino Pittsburgh is a $150-million, first-class gaming, dining and entertainment destination in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, approximately 30 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. Conveniently situated directly off Route 30 at the popular Westmoreland Mall development, the 100,000-square-foot facility will feature 750 slots and approximately 30 live-action table games, plus a FanDuel Sportsbook. It also will provide nationally recognized restaurants and live entertainment venues, including Sports & Social Steel City, a one-of-a-kind sports restaurant, gaming venue and social lounge that will offer guests the ultimate sports fan experience. Live! Casino will be developed, owned and managed by Stadium Casino Westmoreland RE LLC, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies, the premier developer of Live! dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Visit www.LiveCasinoWest.com.
For employment opportunities, visit www.LiveCasinoHotel.com/Apply
About Westmoreland County Community College:
Westmoreland County Community College enrolls approximately 4,800 students each fall and spring semester in career preparation and associate to baccalaureate degree transfer programs. Classes are conducted at the main campus in Youngwood, the Advanced Technology Center at RIDC-Westmoreland and education centers in Latrobe, Murrysville, New Kensington, Indiana and Uniontown, as well as online. The college also offers short-term job training programs and personal enrichment courses through its Workforce and Continuing Education department. The college operates the Public Safety Training Center that is home to the Police Academy and training for first responders. Westmoreland is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit www.westmoreland.edu.