Queens, NY – Today, Resorts World New York City (RWNYC) and York College announced their partnership on an ‘Introduction to Gaming Operations’ course. The six-week program, which is open to the public, is designed to expose participants to casino operations with the goal of creating a pipeline of local job opportunities at RWNYC, which is just 20 minutes from York’s campus. This partnership is part of RWNYC’s long-standing commitment to investing in the economy of its community and creating local job opportunities.
A team of seasoned Resorts World executives served as the ‘knowledge experts’ who helped to develop the course content in tandem with York College’s Business & Economic department. Participants will learn about various operational departments including slots and table games, marketing, cage, security, hotel operations, and information technology. Participants will also learn about the variety of career choices available within the gaming industry. The course will culminate in a full property tour where participants will be able to see the operations they have been learning about in action.
The six-week course launches on Wednesday, June 8 in person at York College and an online session will begin on Saturday, July 16.
“I am proud of RWNYC’s partnership with York College, one of our city’s finest universities, which is located right in our backyard,” said Robert DeSalvio, President of Genting Americas East. “Giving back to our Queens community is a top priority for RWNYC and this course allows us to fulfill that mission. Participants will gain firsthand multidisciplinary knowledge and experiences that will serve them throughout their careers, whether in the gaming business or another field of their choosing.”
“York College is delighted with this collaboration between its institution and Resorts World,” said Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes, President of York College, CUNY. “This course will help participants develop the unique skills to take advantage of job and career opportunities available at Resorts World New York City. I thank President DeSalvio and Vice President of Community Development, Michelle Stoddart, along with the entire Resorts World leadership team for their vision and their faith in York as a partner in this effort.”
This course is open to the public. For more information and to register, please visit Intro to Gaming Operations.
About Resorts World New York City
Resorts World New York City (RWNYC) is New York City’s first and only casino-hotel, offering over 10 million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience and generating over $3 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011. The opening of the Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York gave visitors from around the world more ways to enjoy the ultimate play and stay experience. Dining options include Sugar Factory American Brasserie, America’s favorite eatery and celebrity hotspot. There are a variety of non-gaming amenities, as well as entertainment options, allowing guests of all interests and budgets an experience that fits their personal tastes. RWNYC is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Las Vegas, Bimini, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.
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