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Walmart Brighter Futures Project 2.0


Looking to start a career in a growing field? Take this opportunity for free tuition with added academic and job search support. Train to become a Casino Dealer under the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project. This grant-funded program is designed to bring people into middle income jobs. The program will focus on developing a Career Pathway into the gaming industry by training people to become Casino Dealers.

Why become a Casino Dealer?

  • Average full-time income of $50,000 a year (based on $18,000 salary plus significant tips)
  • Demand for dealers is expected to grow by 17% nationwide
  • Gaming is one the fastest growing industries on the East Coast with four casinos in Maryland and two more opening soon
  • Career pathways are available for future advancement

Why the Walmart Casino Dealer Program?

    • Earn in-demand credentials in Blackjack, Mini Baccarat, Carnival Games and Customer Service 
    • Added support and mentoring throughout the program 
    • Connections with employers 
    • Extra practice on reading, writing and math skills 
    • Gain upgraded skills and receive job search coaching

At this time we are no longer accepting applications for the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or GED 
  • Age 21 or older 
  • Able to legally work in the United States
  • Ability to obtain a Maryland gaming license
  • Able to stand for eight (8) hours
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Available to take classes at AACC’s Arundel Mills location in Hanover, MD 
  • Unemployed or underemployed 
  • Hospitality experience is a plus!
  • Tuition and fees for qualified, selected participants will be provided through grant funding from the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project.