River City Offers Casino Dealer Classes for Craps, Blackjack, Roulette and Poker
River City Casino, which parent company Pinnacle Entertainment Incorporated plans to open in 2010 in Lemay, is looking for more than two hundred full-time and part-time craps, blackjack, roulette and poker casino dealers. A Pinnacle spokesperson said on July 26th, 2009 that dealers can expect beginning salaries between $40,000 and $50,000.
The casino facility is now receiving applications for its free casino dealer-training academy. Casino applicants must be at least twenty-one years old. Applicants who passed the interview process will start a ten-week course on the game of craps in October 2009, followed by 8-week classes for the games of blackjack, roulette and poker starting in November 2009.
Pinnacle Entertainment officials said that participation in the casino dealer academy is non-paid does not guarantee that the participant will be hired as a casino dealer with River City.
Pinnacle added that graduates who complete the dealer training in January 2010 must then pass a casino addition before being offered a position. River City is expected to cost $392 million including about $25 million in capitalized interest and $10 million operating cash for the cage, slot machines and bank accounts.
The opening of the River City casino depends on the final say of the Missouri Gaming Commission. Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment, which is headed by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel Lee, also owns and manages Lumiere Place in downtown St. Louis as well as casino facilities in Nevada, Indiana, Louisiana and Argentina.