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  •  OK, I looked it up (2+ / 0-)
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    lonespark, Dirtandiron

    if you go to this link you'll find a Casino and Gaming Operations Certificate link with a NEW tag next to it -  all in response to an election less than a month ago!!

    •  But it's very likely (2+ / 0-)
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      Roadbed Guy, Dirtandiron

      it was in the works for a long time.

      The surrounding states have casinos. Casinos for MD have been in the works for a while. The courses had to go through approval, so that likely would have been done last year (it takes a while).

      And, if MD casinos are structured anything like DE are (and I'd bet they are), casinos are pretty much mandated to hire local employees - it's part of the deal for allowing them.

      When we added table games, the law was changed and it took a few months for the table games to actually get going - that's how long it took to bring in instructors from outside and set up and run the training courses. At that time the casinos were already going concerns, but slots only, so dealers and table security/maintenance had to be trained.

      •  Thanks for the logistical details (1+ / 0-)
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        nonetheless, why can't a similar approach work for meeting the (alleged) "skills gap" in other economic sectors?  

        I guess that was my bigger point, although the way my posts came across was definitely that I was most impressed with the * speed * of the response . . ..

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