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Casino sets career fair for dealers this weekend

August 11, 2011

Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway will have an informational career fair this weekend for individuals interested in learning about upcoming dealer training and dealer positions available at the casino when it opens in February 2012.

The informational fair is set from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Reardon Convention Center in Kansas City, Kan., 520 Minnesota Ave. Members of Hollywood’s management team will provide information about the voluntary dealer school that begins Oct. 10, including dealer training, the timeline and commitment involved, and the licensing process. Information pertaining to the application process for dealer school will be provided to job fair attendees, but no interviewing will take place and resumes will not be accepted.

Casino officials reported they expected to fill about 50 percent of the table game positions at the casino with dealer school graduates. Hollywood will offer 52 table games when it opens, including blackjack, craps, poker and roulette.

After applications are submitted, Hollywood will contact and interview select dealer school candidates and administer a series of tests for math skills, dexterity and color vision. Applicants cannot have a criminal record, and criminal background checks will be conducted.

Those in training are not considered Hollywood employees and will not be paid for their time, casino officials said.

Dealer school will be held for eight to 12 weeks depending on the complexity of the games learned. Multiple session options — afternoon or evening — will be conducted Monday through Friday, and all attendees will be trained on at least two types of games. There is no guarantee of a job after dealer school, and applicants must pass a drug test and be licensed by the State of Kansas before they can be hired.

Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway plans to play host to a separate career fair for those interested in all other positions in September. Details for the event will be announced at a later date.


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