Becoming certified to be a card dealer in Maryland can be expensive, but Maryland Live Casino is now offering an incentive for those willing to make the investment.
Between now and Sept. 1, the Anne Arundel casino will reimburse tuition fees for new hires who complete the certification process through Anne Arundel Community College's "dealer school."
Informational sessions are being offered at the community college on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of next week.
A number of introduction to table games courses, which cost $197, are being offered between now and May, at the community college's Arundel Mills and Marley Station campuses.
Advanced courses, costing $647, are also being offered at both campuses in a variety of games, including blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat and Pai Gow.
Morning, afternoon and evening courses are available.
Interested job applicants must pass through an introduction to table games course as well as a course specified to a particular game.
If hired by Maryland Live by Sept. 1, their full tuition will be reimbursed once they complete the casino's 90-day introductory period and receive a proficiency evaluation, Maryland Live said.
To be eligible, hopeful dealers must be 21 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, complete a drug screening, qualify and pay for a Maryland Gaming License and agree to Maryland Live's reimbursement agreement.
Interested individuals can find more information on the "Careers" section of the casino's website, MarylandLiveCasino.com, or at the community college's program website, aacc.edu/hcat/dealerschool.