Ahead Of Casino School Opening, MGM Schedules Information Sessions On Training
As MGM gets ready for the September opening of the Springfield casino, a series of information sessions start this weekend on the training required to get hired as a dealer.
MGM and the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute will provide details on how to register for classes that begin on February 26th to train people to run casino games including poker, blackjack and roulette.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis for about 700 openings for the inaugural classes according to Jeff Hayden, executive director of the casino school.
"My expectation is that we will have significant demand," said Hayden.
Information is available atwww.mccti.org
Students who graduate from the school with training in at least two different table games will be guaranteed a tryout, or what MGM calls an “audition,” to work in the casino.
MGM said it expects to hire 450 table-game operators beginning this summer.