Live! Casino Pittsburgh Offers Free Table Games Dealer School

Written By Corey Sharp on January 9, 2024 - Last Updated on January 25, 2024
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Pennsylvania casinos have proven to be one of the most lucrative industries in the state. Live! Casino Pittsburgh is providing a way for more people to not only join the industry, but make a living while doing so. The Pittsburgh casino offers free table games dealer schooling for anyone interested in a career change.

There’s a lot to learn, whether it’s dealing for a retail facility or for PA online casinos. Either way, the entertainment factor and free academy make the job attractive.

Table games dealer classes now available at Live! Casino Pittsburgh

During FY 2022/2023, the gaming industry as a whole recorded $5.51 billion in revenue, a record for any 12-month span. That doesn’t happen without the countless casino employees.

According to the American Gaming Association (AGA), Pennsylvania casinos are responsible for supporting 33,171 jobs in the industry. Those figures include the extracurricular activities that casinos now provide other than gambling. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) reported 14,829 full-time employees at facilities, which is where many table games dealers fall under.

For those who want a career change, Live! Casino Pittsburgh offers free classes to become a dealer every other month. Classes run for six weeks and are held Monday through Friday, from either noon to 4 p.m., or 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Students learn the basics of dealing cards and chips before getting to the rules of the game.

Live! Casino Pittsburgh table games manager, Brian Dwaileebe, told PlayPennsylvania that around 20 people are in class at a time with no cost to the individual.

“Live! Casino’s dealer school has been a smashing success,” Dwaileebe said. “Many of our current employees have gone through the program and have thrived as professional table games dealers.”

There have been plenty of people who have switched careers to become a dealer. Jen Rubolino, who’s been instrumental in the fight to ban smoking, is a table games dealer at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. She told PlayPennsylvania in September:

“I’ve never really been an office person. I like to entertain people, I’m a people-person.”

Live! Casino Pittsburgh gives those who want to entertain an opportunity, too.

How to become a live dealer at Pennsylvania online casinos

There’s an entirely different road that people can travel to become a dealer, as well. Online casinos offer some of the most popular live dealer games. Some of those include:

  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Craps
  • Baccarat
  • Lightning Roulette
  • Football Studio

Evolution Gaming powers live dealer games for Pennsylvania online casinos such as Caesars Casino PA and BetMGM Casino PA. No experience is needed to become a live dealer, either.

Jacob Claesson, CEO of Evolution Gaming in North America, told PlayPennsylvania the necessities to become a successful live dealer:

“Enthusiasm! Enthusiasm is key. You’ve got to start with the basics. Having someone who is eager to learn and take to heart the training is a big part of what will make them successful dealers in the future. Next on the list are charisma, communication skills, personality and so on. Being a dealer is a dynamic, exciting and challenging role. We look for those that are able to keep their energy high and the love for the game at the forefront of their shift.”

If enthusiasm is a requirement to be on screen, it’s most certainly a key characteristic in becoming a dealer at a land-based casino.

Both online and retail casinos are able to offer Pennsylvanians tons of great employment opportunities.


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Corey Sharp is the Lead Writer at PlayPennsylvania bringing you comprehensive coverage of sports betting and gambling in Pennsylvania. Corey is a 4-for-4 Philly sports fan and previously worked as a writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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