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Casino jobs are not hot

Postby DM101 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:27 pm

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MARINA Bay Sands is having more difficulty than anticipated in filling up its casino positions with Singaporeans. It has filled only 2,000 out of 4,500 gaming positions.

It is holding a recruitment fair this weekend at Suntec Convention Hall 603, as a last ditch effort to get Singaporeans to apply for casino jobs, in particular, dealer positions.

Mr Ken Davie, senior vice-president of casino operations at the Marina Bay integrated resort, said: "We'd expected to fill all the positions by now... But we had not had the response expected because gaming is very new in Singapore. We don't think Singaporeans understand what the industry is quite about."

Marina Bay has filled only 1,500 of about 2,700 vacancies for croupiers. Of the remaining 1,800 vacancies for other gaming positions like cage cashiers, VIP hosts and slot attendants, it has hired 500 Singaporeans to date.

Mr Davie said they have never run into so much trouble filling the casino positions elsewhere in Macau or Las Vegas as here in Singapore, probably because this industry is entirely new to the market.

One of the biggest stumbling blocks could be the lack of understanding of what a dealer job would entail, the career progression for such a job and the necessity to work shifts, he added.

He said the job is an exciting one with clear career progression. A dealer's basic pay starts at $1,800, excluding tips, which could well add up to $2,500 in a good month. From being a dealer, one could progress to inspector, then to pit manager and finally to shift manager.

To qualify for a dealer post, one has to pass a basic Mathematics test, not be colour blind and have good customer service.

Mr Davie is hoping that by this weekend, thousands more will apply so they can fill the positions with as many Singaporeans as possible. Failing to get the Singaporeans means the company would have to explore other options like opening up the positions to foreigners, which the IR has received applications for but has not considered them since the main priority now is to hire Singaporeans.

source: http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+Ne ... 10183.html
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Re: Casino jobs are not hot

Postby axel » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:59 pm

LOL maybe I go apply?
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Re: Casino jobs are not hot

Postby Guojing » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:56 am

Several factors make this not as hot

1) Asians do not really have a culture of tipping, so that will reduce the wage somewhat, compared to a similar job in the Western countries.
2) Rotating shifts required, disrupting sleep patterns and make u age faster.
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Re: Casino jobs are not hot

Postby win115 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:17 pm

ask the two IRs to stop complaining about not enough dealers cos they've been rejecting ppl with bad records which not involving money or theft.
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Re: Casino jobs are not hot

Postby chenghao » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:22 pm

win115 wrote:ask the two IRs to stop complaining about not enough dealers cos they've been rejecting ppl with bad records which not involving money or theft.


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