Preparing to Go Work In a Casino
Transportation to your new job or to the area in which you decide to relocate is an important consideration. Some of the employers listed in the JobCenter database are located in remote areas, such as on Native American reservations, making them difficult to reach. Once relocated, you also need to think about where to find permanent housing. Choosing a career in the gaming industry might be the biggest move of your life. We recommend that before finalizing plans for leaving, you review the appropriate city profiles for relocation information. Also pay close attention to the section below for ideas on how to better plan your trip.
In this industry chances are you will need to relocate before you officially land a job working at a casino. Unless you already live near a gaming city, such as Atlantic City, Reno, or Las Vegas, or perhaps one of the many newly opened riverboat casinos or Indian gaming parlors, you will be looking at making a significant move in order to achieve your immediate career goals.
For many leaving home for an extended period or permanently relocating requires more than just packing a bag and buying a plane ticket. Most likely you will need to tie up as many loose ends as possible well in advance of leaving, such as making arrangements to move out of your current living space, having your mail forwarded, and paying off bills. Student loans and credit card debts don’t disappear just because you do. Forward your mail to a friend or relative until you have an address, cancel or let your memberships and subscriptions run out, and either pay off your debts or set up a system for making payments while relocating.
Remember that credit card and finance companies are huge, bureaucratic operations that rely heavily on computers for their billing services. If you have debts that cannot be paid in full prior to your departure, it is well worth calling or writing to your credit or finance companies and explaining that you will be relocating. Ask them to make note of your situation so that if any problems should arise, they will be able to contact you. Keep copies of all written correspondence and take down the names of those you speak to on the telephone. If a problem does come up, you will have proof that you attempted to address the issue as a precaution against any misunderstandings or missed payments.