Resorts World New York City and York College wrap up first gaming operations course

July 11, 2024
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The six-week class covered an introduction to the basics of the gaming industry.

Resorts World New York City and York College have finished their cohort for an Intro to Gaming Operations course that gives students and basic overview of “the nuanced workings of a casino.”

The course was offered at no cost and was designed “to help current or potential employees within the gaming industry to grow their careers and succeed within the industry.”

Genting Americas East President Robert DeSalvio commented, “Resorts World New York City is proud to continue its partnership with York College, one of the crown jewels of the Cuny system, to help open career pathways for hard-working New Yorkers.

“Intro to Gaming Operations provides a holistic picture of an industry that requires professionals across the spectrum. This course has prepared participants with the best understanding of how those professionals work together, help each other, and ensure their entire community succeeds.”  

York College Interim President Claudia V. Schrader explained that this course is just the first of others that will be available in the near future.

She said, “Following a year of planning, the combined brain power of York College and Resorts World Casino resulted in the 2022 launch of a successfully popular adult educational offering, Intro to Gaming, which gives a casino overview from a business lens.

“The offering is free to all (community members and even World Resorts employees). The York College Instructors are accompanied at each class by a Resorts World content expertise who adds real-world experience/insight. More is yet to come, planning for the next class is underway, slated to begin Fall 2024.”

Schrader went on to the impact this partnership has had on the local community.

She said in closing, “A partnership like ours, an Institution of higher education and a Business with an international footprint and a local Queens presence serves its community in so many valuable ways, providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse, which in some cases resulted in employment, a promotion or simply a different point of view.” 

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