Bally’s To Open Dealer Academy

By Al Brown, The Chicago Times

February 15, 2023

CHICAGO – Bally’s has announced Tuesday that it will be opening a dealer training centers in hope of recruiting local talent for their planned River West casino.

According to the announcement, Bally’s will partner with City Colleges of Chicago to offer local residents training to become a qualified casino table games dealer.

“Our Dealer Training School is an exciting opportunity for Chicagoans to receive real workforce training for a new profession and become a member of one of the best gaming companies in the world.  We are pleased to offer future Bally’s table games dealers an excellent career path with more advancement opportunities that will be created with the opening of the permanent casino.” said Senior VP and Regional General Manager of Bally’s Corporation Ameet Patel.

The announcement stated that candidates who successfully graduate from the program and pass a skills audition will be offered an opportunity to begin a career with Bally’s Chicago table games team.

The new Bally’s River West Casino will be located at 777 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, the former printing plant of a local Chicago newspaper.

Bally’s will host a series of information sessions to give candidates an opportunity to meet Bally’s management team and learn more about table gaming career opportunities and when to register for upcoming classes.

Upcoming session dates, times and locations are as follows:

  • Harold Washington College Fri, Feb 17 10AM & 3PM
  • Malcolm X College Tue, Feb 21 10AM & 3PM
  • Jesse White Community Ctr. Thu, Feb 23 10AM & 3PM
  • Bally’s Chicago Admin Office Sat, Feb 25 9AM & 12PM
  • Harry S Truman College Mon, Feb 27 10AM & 3PM
  • Olive-Harvey College Tue, Feb 28 10AM & 3PM

Bally’s Chicago will schedule other neighborhood information sessions to ensure wide participation across the South and West sides.

Individuals 21 years and older can RSVP for upcoming sessions and get more details by registering at