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Career Opportunities in Casinos and Casino Hotels, Second Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Shelly Field; Foreword by Stephen Heise, Vice President of Human Resources, Foxwoods Resort Casino and the MGM Grand at Foxwoods
  • From the Series: Career Opportunities
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816078033
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7803-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Ferguson
  • Published: 05/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 795.023
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 344

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:
"This useful book does a good job describing the many employment opportunities available within the casino industry."—Career Opportunities News

The gaming industry has created more than 1 million jobs nationwide, according to the American Gaming Association. Commercial casinos alone employ some 350,000 people, and, over the past decade, the casino workforce has grown by nearly 80 percent.

Career Opportunities in Casinos and Casino Hotels, Second Edition gives readers everything they need to know to start an exciting career in the growing casino and gaming industry. This new resource features more than 90 updated job profiles—with nine new to this edition—as well as extensive appendixes covering professional organizations, schools, associations, unions, and casinos.

New and revised career profiles include:

  • Blackjack dealer
  • Casino host
  • Concierge
  • Director of casino marketing
  • Hotel publicist
  • Poker room manager
  • Reservations manager
  • Restaurant sous chef
  • Spa manager
  • Surveillance officer
  • Tour host
  • Webmaster
  • and more.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography.

About the Author(s)

Shelly Field is the owner of The Shelly Field Organization, a public relations and management firm specializing in celebrity clients in the music, sports, and entertainment industries. She is a career consultant to educational institutions, employment agencies, corporations, libraries, women’s groups, and individuals. She frequently lectures on empowerment and various career-oriented subjects. Field is the author of Career Opportunities in the Music Industry, Sixth Edition; Career Opportunities in Health Care, Third Edition; the Ferguson Career Coach series; and numerous other career-counseling guides for Ferguson Publishing. She lives in New York.

Foreword author Stephen Heise is the vice president of human resources at the Foxwoods Resort Casino and the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Connecticut.

Reviews and Awards

"This well-written and organized book is recommended for public libraries and academic libraries where there is particular interest in the gaming industry or hotel and restaurant management."


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