Thursday, June 10, 2010
The new dealers
MEADOW LANDS, Pa. – Congratulations to my friend, Marilyn Dubrovich Bradley, who helped to make Pennsylvania casino gaming history tonight.
The Rostraver Township, Pa., woman became the 11th person ever in this state to receive a table games certificate before they open for the first time July 8. (The large class graduated in alphabetical order)
She is among nearly 200 new dealers who attended the first graduating class of its kind in the Keystone State at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington County, which has met with shining success since slots gambling opened there a couple years ago.
One of the casino's principals, Bill Paulos, delivered a boisterous speech before the Community College of Beaver County passed out the dealers' licenses.
"I always wanted to give a commencement address. I didn't realize I'd have to hire the entire graduating class to do it," Paulos said.
The new dealers will bring the total number of jobs at the casino on Racetrack Road to 1,700.
"The Meadows holds a special place in my heart. It's been a pretty damned good bet," Paulos said.
Bradley is a perfect fit for her new job as a blackjack and Baccarat dealer. She is attractive, has a friendly personality and loves to play cards.
It's too bad, though, the casino is dressing her and the other new dealers in uniforms that are better suited for a bowling alley than a graduating class that is this special.