Resorts World Catskills to open three regional casino dealer schools

Information sessions will be held Aug. 14 and Sept. 6 to provide details and opportunities to register for classes

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  • Provided rendering Resorts World Catskills, which is expected to open in March 2018 in the Sullivan County Town of Thompson, is opening three casino dealer schools, including one at Stewart International Airport, in the coming weeks.

— Resorts World Catskills will operate three casino dealer schools, one in each of Sullivan, Orange and Ulster counties, in the coming weeks.

The schools will be used to train people to enable them to apply for table games dealer positions at Resorts World Catskills.

The schools will be located in Monticello, at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor and Ellenville. All table game classes will be free of charge.

Resorts World Catskills expects to hire approximately 600 dealers prior to opening its doors to the public in March 2018.

In advance of the dealer school openings, Resorts World Catskills will hold information sessions in these three Hudson Valley counties to provide details about the casino dealer schools and for the manner in which interested individuals may register for classes.

The information sessions, which are free and open to the public, will be held at the following locations and times.

Orange County - Goshen

When: 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14

Where: Orange County Emergency Services Center, 22 Wells Farm Road

Ulster County – Ellenville

When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6

Where: Ellenville High School Auditorium, 28 Maple Ave.

“Creating good paying jobs was the initial objective of the Upstate NY Gaming Economic Development Act," said Charles Degliomini, executive vice president of Empire Resorts, Inc., parent of the owner and operator of Resorts World Catskills, "and after years of waiting we are close to realizing this important goal.”

Six weeks of training People who register for dealer school will be provided with 20 hours of training per week for a minimum of six weeks for core games such as blackjack, poker, baccarat and roulette. Additional training will be required for more complex games.

Once training is successfully completed, students can apply, and will have to interview and audition, for table game dealer positions.

“The county is pleased to work with Resorts World Catskills to help Orange County residents benefit from good paying jobs available at the casino resort,” said Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus. “Resorts World Catskills is a playing an important role in the economic development of the region.”

Anyone interested in becoming a table game dealer should attend the information session. Prior casino experience is not required.

At the information sessions, Resorts World Catskills executives will be available to answer questions and provide detailed information about requirements and the process of becoming a dealer.

Enrollment forms will be available on site for interested individuals to complete in order to be accepted and scheduled for dealer school training.

About Resorts World Catskills Resorts World Casino is part of a $1.2 billion four-season destination resort being developed in the Town of Thompson in Sullivan County. The resort will include an 18-story casino, hotel and entertainment complex with more than 100 table games, 2,150 state of the art slot machines, a poker room and private gaming salons.

Guests will be able to choose from over 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, including fine dining, and an Italian steak house created by celebrity chef Scott Conant. Guest can also enjoy year-round live entertainment at the over 2,000-seat event center, casino bars, restaurants and lounges.

Visit for more information about the resort casino.

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