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Old 05-30-2015, 08:27 PM
 
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There are about 7 or 8 casinos in the Biloxi, Mississippi area on the gulf. Its a great place to live. I have no idea about pay, but there are plenty of apartments available.
True and aren't there more casinos in Mississippi near Memphis? I want to say that there is a Harrah's in that part of the state, but it may have closed though. I believe that was in Tunica, which has about 7 or 8 casinos nearby. Robinsonville, Mississippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Speaking of Harrah's, I believe that Bethlehem PA has one as well.
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:29 AM
 
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This sounds like the best idea. Thank you. Not too much into the Valet thing. Did a lot of research on it a while back and it doesn't like it's as good as it sounds. Even in Las Vegas.

The slot machine tech would take two years it looks like. There's a school in Nevada, but I couldn't find any others when I searched. Good suggestion, though. Most jobs advertised for casinos seem to be for restaurants. Which particular job would you recommend? I'm nearest to Foxwoods.
I worked at a casino outside of the Sacramento area when I went back to school in my 40's. They let me work part time while I was going to school, then let me work full-time over the summer.

I originally applied to be a slots cashier. But, once you're in, you just watch the job postings. You usually have to stay in your current position for a certain time frame, then you can transfer to a different job. While I was there, I worked as a slots cashier, then a cage cashier (at the main bank where people would cash in their chips and get credit card cash advances, etc.), then, I even got a job as an operator, answering the phones.

They promoted from within, so I saw people start out as cashiers, and then apply to become managers. They also had dealer schools you could sign up for to become a dealer.

I did not ever apply for food jobs, as it didn't pay as well, and I liked that when you do other jobs, like cashier, the customer is there and gone. Just cleaner and easier, in my opinion. Plus, I think it would be easier to move into management or other jobs if you didn't get pidgeon-holed as a food person.

Some of the graveyard shifts pay better, too, and those shifts are less hectic. If you can stand working overnights, you'd have it easier and make more money.

So, if it was me, I'd start out applying for any non-restaurant type jobs, myself. You could call and ask them if they can suggest where to train for a slot tech position. Maybe they'd even train you.

After I left that casino, they became a resort with a hotel, too, so there'd be hotel management jobs available, too, if the casino also operated a hotel.

Oh, and they also had bus drivers to drive the employees from the employee parking lot to the casino, and buses for the customers to ride in from the far parking lots. And security. So many different types of jobs, all for one employer, so you can change jobs around, but keep your benefits.
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:41 AM
 
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I found the Foxwoods job listings:

https://www.hrapply.com/foxwoods/App...t.jsp?op=reset

I'd look at the full time with benefits jobs. There was one for a front desk person at the hotel. Didn't say how much it paid. But, I'd bet once you were in, you could advance in due time.

My experience was that there was a lot of turnover, so jobs came up pretty quickly.
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:46 AM
 
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Prostitution.

But seriously...think basic supply and demand. If there was a career even remotely like that then don't you think all of the millions of retail/food service slaves making near minimum wage would've tried for it already?

Supply and demand

There are actually quite a few jobs that are considered dangerous that pay quite a bit more than their education or skill set would demand. I have heard that window washers in New York City, for instance, can make good money.
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:47 AM
 
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Hey, they're having a job fair next week! It says to apply before hand, and dress for success, that they'll be making offers on the spot:

Foxwoods Resort Casino
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:38 AM
 
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Foxwoods came to mind immediately. Perhaps one of the Native casinos in Upstate NY may work as well. I know that Turning Stone seems to always have jobs available: https://www.hrapply.com/onellc/Setup.app It is located in between Utica and Syracuse. I almost forgot, but the Oneida Nation is also opening a small casino in Chittenango, a community about 20 minutes east of Syracuse and you'll see openings for that facility(Yellow Brick Road casino). Chittenango is the hometown of L. Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz. Hence, the name of the new casino. Careers | Turning Stone Resort Casino
I just came across this article about the new casino: Exclusive: Get a sneak peek inside the new Yellow Brick Road Casino (photos) | syracuse.com
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:55 AM
 
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Research local unions in your area in a field you may be interested in - you'll start out as an apprentice.
They'll pay for training, certificates, etc. And will promote from within.
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Old 05-31-2015, 10:55 AM
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Some of the suggestions here are good, but you also need to put your own foot forward. A job in that pay range is not going to pay for you to relocate.
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