Hollywood Casino Toledo accepting applications for dealersWritten by Staff Reports | | email@example.com
Hollywood Casino Toledo will begin accepting applications Sept. 30 for hundreds of dealer positions to be available at the nearly completed business. About 1,200 openings are expected and applications will be evaluated in the order they are received.
Applicants for the dealer positions must meet the minimum requirements for employment, which are:
- Must be 21 years of age
- Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Must be able to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends and holidays
- Must submit to and pass a drug test and background check
- Must commit to at least five weeks of training for 20 hours per week
“First and foremost, individuals who are skilled in working with people will have a significant edge,” said General Manager Richard St. Jean in a news release. “Those that thrive in a dealer position tend to be outgoing, friendly and enjoy providing the highest level of guest service.”
Penn National Gaming, developer of the $300 million casino, has pledged to hire 90 percent of the casino’s work force from the local area.
Chrystal Herndon, Vice President of Human Resources, said the level of interest is expected to be high.
“We are extremely excited to begin the process of recruiting fellow Toledoans for our team, and are prepared for what we expect will be a tremendous interest from the community for these positions,” Herndon said.
The full-service casino, located on the Maumee River opposite Downtown Toledo at 1968 Miami St., is slated to include about 2,000 slot machines, 60 table games, a poker room with 20 tables in 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a fine dining steakhouse and piano bar, buffet, sports bar, casual grill and a live entertainment lounge.
Candidates can elect to attend a voluntary dealer school starting Oct. 31 through Owens Community College, where they will be trained how to oversee all types of table games from blackjack and roulette to craps and poker. Individuals that excel may be tapped for supervisory roles. Applicants accepted for the dealer school will not be paid for taking the classes and are not Hollywood Casino Toledo employees. Those who successfully complete dealer school must obtain their license from the State of Ohio before they become Hollywood Casino employees.
For more information or to fill out the online application, visit the website hollywoodcasinotoledo.com.
— Sarah Ottney
As Hollywood Casino Toledo continues to grow, so does its executive staff. General Manager Richard St. Jean has expanded the executive roster to five, gathering experienced employees from across the country.
Mike Galle has been named assistant general manager after serving as vice president of casino operations at Penn National Gaming’s Riverside property in Kansas City, Mo.
Jeffrey Goodman will become the vice president of casino operations after a 24-year career in the gaming industry.
The new vice president of finance, John McLaughlin, was an independent gaming industry consultant before joining Hollywood Casino Toledo.
Jason Birney takes over as the vice president of marketing after spending the past two and a half years in Bangor, Maine, as the director of marketing at Hollywood Slots.
Taking the post as vice president of human resources will be Chrystal Herndon, who joins the staff from a position at Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas.
— Zach Davis