They are paid to deal in Atlantic City.
The county recognized the growing need for workers in this sector and responded by establishing a training and employment program.
In Atlantic City, drug dealing is a profession.
As the number of casinos in the United States continues to rise, more people will be needed to fill positions like that of dealers. That’s why the Atlantic City County Workforce Development Board (WDB) wants to cut a deal with anyone over 18 who live there and want to work in casinos.
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The WDB will cover the costs of their six-week training, cover the cost of their casino license ($100), and assist them in finding jobs right away. The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act provides the necessary funding.
“The time commitment is quite short (only six weeks) and the potential rewards are high (a new career and financial stability). And there’s no cost to you, “said Dennis Levinson, the county executive. It’s possible that these new dealers may be working at casinos by May 29 (the weekend before Memorial Day).
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Beginning on Monday, April 1, the Atlantic County One Stop Career Center will provide trainings each weekday. All participants must be of legal age in their own state. Visit the Pleasantville location of the Workforce Development Board at 2 S. Main Street between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, to talk with a customer service representative.
Over 22,000 individuals are working at Atlantic City’s nine land-based casinos. More than 39,000 Garden Staters have employment thanks to the state’s thriving gaming supply and commercial gaming operator industries, which generate $1.2 billion in yearly tax income for all levels of government.
The public school system and vital services for the elderly and the handicapped in New Jersey would collapse without the money brought in by the gaming industry. Financial growth and security initiatives are also funded by state gaming fees.
The combined February 2023 casino revenue for all nine sites was $215.0 million, up 1.2% over the prior year’s total of $212.4 million (as reported to the Division of Gaming Enforcement).
New Jersey legalized online gambling over a decade ago. With a favorable Supreme Court decision, internet sports betting was introduced in the state in 2018.