he Monarch Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado, is in the middle of a massive expansion and will be adding about 30 gaming tables that will need about 150 dealers to work at blackjack, craps and roulette tables. The casino is also looking for about 1,000 employees for other roles, and will be hosting a career fair with on-the-spot interviews at Coors Field on August 25 and September 9.
Representatives from the casino are in Las Vegas this week, seeking to recruit new employees. “Las Vegas is full of gaming and entertainment professionals, and we think there’s a huge opportunity here (in Colorado) to offer career advancement opportunities,” said Monarch spokeswoman Erica Ferris, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Steve Zlobin, the table games manager at the Monarch Casino, said the casino is starting a free dealing school, and anyone who passes is guaranteed a job dealing. “We’re the first casino in the market that’s offering a free dealer school that we are running ourselves,” Zlobin said, as reported by 9News.
The school entails 120 hours of training, and people who finish the course can take a test to get a job dealing. If they pass, part-time dealers can earn between $30,000 and $35,000 a year, and full-time workers can earn between $50,000 and $60,000 a year, according to the casino. The first step is to apply for the school online. Applicants must be at least 21 years old.
The Monarch Casino Resort Spa will open a new 23-story hotel with more than 500 hotel rooms, five restaurants, a casino floor twice its current size, a rooftop pool, and a full-service spa. To help manage the expansion, set to be completed by the end of the year, positions are available in the casino, hotel, restaurants, security, marketing, and finance. Ferris said the hiring process will take place the next 30 to 60 days.
Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. also owns and operates the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno.