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Old 06-09-2021, 09:55 AM
 
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I guess I have some questions about how to get casino work experience. Are there any agencies that specialize in casino work? Also curious about the huge sign/building at Bally's hotel that says "employment center". Best way to gain experience? Tks
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:38 AM
 
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I guess I have some questions about how to get casino work experience. Are there any agencies that specialize in casino work? Also curious about the huge sign/building at Bally's hotel that says "employment center". Best way to gain experience? Tks
start by taking ANYTHING at a local's casino.. then work your way up... It helps ALOT if you know someone that works at the casino.. Currently, the odds are heavily against you for getting a position in a casino unless you know someone.
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Old 06-09-2021, 12:00 PM
 
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start by taking ANYTHING at a local's casino.. then work your way up... It helps ALOT if you know someone that works at the casino.. Currently, the odds are heavily against you for getting a position in a casino unless you know someone.
Ok thanks
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Old 06-09-2021, 03:37 PM
 
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start by taking ANYTHING at a local's casino.. then work your way up... It helps ALOT if you know someone that works at the casino.. Currently, the odds are heavily against you for getting a position in a casino unless you know someone.
Nonsense. You go to almost any casino right now and say I want a job and I guarantee you they will point you into a role you will get provided you pass the background checks. It may not be the job you like or want, but jobs are super easy to get in areas they never have enough of.

The jobs you won't get so easily earn a lot of tips or have high wages. Some of the better jobs you need to get through the Culinary Union which is a monolith in itself. But go ask an employment office and they probably would say if you are willing to be a casino porter or janitor they can start you in a few days after you pass screening and drug tests.
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Old 06-09-2021, 04:01 PM
 
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Nonsense. You go to almost any casino right now and say I want a job and I guarantee you they will point you into a role you will get provided you pass the background checks. It may not be the job you like or want, but jobs are super easy to get in areas they never have enough of.

The jobs you won't get so easily earn a lot of tips or have high wages. Some of the better jobs you need to get through the Culinary Union which is a monolith in itself. But go ask an employment office and they probably would say if you are willing to be a casino porter or janitor they can start you in a few days after you pass screening and drug tests.
sure... lol
walk right in and get a job at the club, or as a dealer, or a slot person..
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Old 06-09-2021, 04:08 PM
 
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If your interested in becoming a porter at a strip resort. Save yourself the hassle and join the Culinary 226 and use them for a job referral. There is a lot of steady extra on-call porter positions right now. But getting full time is a hard now. Were I work they installed self service hotel check in kiosks and then cut about 15 of the hotel staff. The following year they installed self serve drink dispensers and laid off around 15 people in food and beverage. Now they just installed these cash dispensers to distribute the retail and food and bev banks and now another 10 from the cage just got cut.
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Old 06-09-2021, 04:21 PM
 
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As the people return to Vegas for entertainment there will be a need for more and more workers at the casinos. Just be aware that they have to do very detailed background checks. Someone I know applied and failed due to a DUI 4 years old in another state. They need to remain squeaky clean with scrutiny by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
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Old 06-09-2021, 04:42 PM
 
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If your interested in becoming a porter at a strip resort. Save yourself the hassle and join the Culinary 226 and use them for a job referral. There is a lot of steady extra on-call porter positions right now. But getting full time is a hard now. Were I work they installed self service hotel check in kiosks and then cut about 15 of the hotel staff. The following year they installed self serve drink dispensers and laid off around 15 people in food and beverage. Now they just installed these cash dispensers to distribute the retail and food and bev banks and now another 10 from the cage just got cut.
I know couple of Stations properties are hiring porters at $12-14/hour and can't fill the spots. I had a talk with an HR person yesterday asking about how they are doing getting enough employees. They are non-union so wonder if getting a Culinary spot for spot hours would net you more than a non-union spot for full time?

In any event can't imagine too many people wanting to do that job, can get something else paying that much outside of casinos that's easier. No one stays in that job longer than they have to. If someone wanted to work their way up in the gaming world from grunt jobs I'd definitely go sign up with Culinary as well.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:35 PM
 
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If your interested in becoming a porter at a strip resort. Save yourself the hassle and join the Culinary 226 and use them for a job referral. There is a lot of steady extra on-call porter positions right now. But getting full time is a hard now. Were I work they installed self service hotel check in kiosks and then cut about 15 of the hotel staff. The following year they installed self serve drink dispensers and laid off around 15 people in food and beverage. Now they just installed these cash dispensers to distribute the retail and food and bev banks and now another 10 from the cage just got cut.
I noticed that about a month ago, check in n out we're done by kiosk. Still the customers needed human help working the kiosk. Lol

Anybody know anything about the huge employment center at Bally's off flamingo?
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:32 PM
 
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I know couple of Stations properties are hiring porters at $12-14/hour and can't fill the spots. I had a talk with an HR person yesterday asking about how they are doing getting enough employees. They are non-union so wonder if getting a Culinary spot for spot hours would net you more than a non-union spot for full time?

In any event can't imagine too many people wanting to do that job, can get something else paying that much outside of casinos that's easier. No one stays in that job longer than they have to. If someone wanted to work their way up in the gaming world from grunt jobs I'd definitely go sign up with Culinary as well.
Why work for $12-14 an hour when you can earn $17-$21 an hour in a union house along with free health insurance and vested into a union pension. Does not surprise me that Stations is having problems getting staff with their reputation on the street about work conditions.
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