MGM Springfield, the $950-plus-million integrated resort currently under construction in Springfield, Massachusetts, will begin training prospective table game dealers in late February, Connecticut news outlet the Hartford Courant reported.
Las Vegas casino operator MGM Resorts International is planning to open its latest hotel and casino property in September. It has already begun seeking staff for the resort, which will be the first of its kind in the state of Massachusetts.
It has recently become clear that training courses for table game dealers will begin on February 26 and will run through the end of July. MGM Springfield together with the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute will be training interested individuals for popular table games that will be featured at the resort’s casino floor, including baccarat, blackjack, roulette, and poker.
The classes will come at prices ranging between $199 and $599 per individual class. MGM Springfield has announced that people who enroll for and complete two table game classes will automatically qualify for an interview with MGM Springfield.
To provide interested individuals with more information about the upcoming start of the table game courses, MGM Springfield will hold free information sessions at its recently opened Career Center in downtown Springfield. The sessions will take place on January 20, January 24, February 3, February 7, February 14, and February 16. More information about these could be found on the official website of the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute.
MGM Springfield is expected to begin hiring table game dealers this summer. Casino officials have previously said that 450 people will be hired to run the gambling venue’s gaming tables.
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MGM Springfield will be the first casino resort to open doors in Massachusetts after commercial casino gambling was legalized in the state in 2013. The $950-million property is currently being built in downtown Springfield. It will occupy three blocks in the central part of the city and will spread across 2 million square feet of space.
It will feature a 125,000-square-foot casino with both slot machine and table games. The resort will further include a 250-room boutique hotel, a movie theater, a bowling venue, and a number of other attractions for both gaming and non-gaming visitors. Food and beverage facilities will also be part of the major project.
Casino News Daily reported earlier this week that MGM Springfield has recently opened its corporate offices in its host city. As many as 50 employees have already moved into the building and 250 more are expected to join them in the coming months. The new casino resort’s corporate offices are located in an 11-story downtown Springfield building, which was originally built in 1929.
MGM Springfield is scheduled to open doors this September. Officials at the resort have recently pointed out that construction work is progressing on schedule.