Dealers In Training For New Jobs At W.Va. Casino

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- The Charles Town Races & Slots has identified 400 table game dealers for its new casino operations, and nearly 300 of them are already in training.

John Finamore, an executive with parent company Penn National Gaming Inc., says the dealers' school started this week in a temporary third-floor training space with professional trainers.

It's one of many things going on at the eastern panhandle casino as it ramps up plans to roll out poker, blackjack and other table games later this year.

In December, voters approved a measure allowing Charles Town to install table games alongside thousands of slot machines, banking on the promise of hundreds of new jobs.

It was the track's second attempt to pass the measure. The first failed in 2007.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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