March 14, 2014
As Bahamians anxiously anticipate the opening of the multibillion-dollar Baha Mar resort in December and the impact it will have on the economy, at the heart of that project is the largest casino in the Caribbean. Recognizing this fact, Trevor Pinder, a 20-year veteran in the local gaming industry, has decided to turn his expertise into a business.
All in Casino Training, located on Soldier Road, offers training in games like Black Jack, Russian Roulette, Poker and other carnival games, all in an effort to prepare interested Bahamians to work in the gaming sector, particularly those seeking employment at Baha Mar.
In this week's edition of Da Plunge, Pinder, who is co-owner and trainer at All in Casino Training, said the response has been overwhelmingly positive so far, with nearly 80 percent of the classes being full despite opening just last month.
"I have been a casino dealer for 18 years, but I have worked in other departments for over 20 years. So by us teaching them, it would put them in a better position to gain employment at Baha Mar. At All in Casino Training, we teach them the various games that they would need to work successfully in the industry as a croupier in the casino. So we offer training for people seeking to be employed by casinos," he noted.
"What prompted us to open this business is the fact that Baha Mar is opening up in December, and at the center of the multibillion-dollar project will be the largest casino in the Caribbean. So definitely, there are going to be a need for people that are able to work in the area of gaming."
He said up to 12 people can be accommodated in both the morning and evening classes, with each session running approximately six to eight weeks. New classes are offered every month.
In the future, Pinder said he hopes that All in Casino Training will be the first choice for those that are interested in working in casinos.
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