Casino Career Institute

Veterans Benefits

CCI has been approved for the training of veterans and their eligible dependents by the New Jersey State Department of Education. Applicants eligible for benefits should apply prior to attending class. For information on Veteran’s Benefits, call (609) 343-5129.

Job Placement Assistance*

The Casino Career Institute offers placement assistance to its graduates. The staff maintains an ongoing dialogue with representatives from the various casinos in an attempt to determine current employment opportunities. Though graduation from one of our training courses does not guarantee employment, students will receive assistance in their job search* if requested.

*Current regulations prohibit providing placement assistance to international students who have traveled from abroad to study at CCI. Call (609) 343-4853 for additional details.

License Procedure

All graduates of licensed gaming schools must be licensed by the N.J. Casino Control Commission in order to obtain casino employment. Graduation from this school does not assure the graduate that he or she will be licensed by the Commission.

To obtain a license, the applicant must complete a Personal History Disclosure and one copy, along with a check for $350, to the Casino Control Commission, Boardwalk at Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City. City. Investigation by the Division of Gaming Enforcement will follow. New Jersey residency is not required when applying for a license. However, proof of N.J. residency must be shown when picking up the license. For further information on obtaining a casino license, contact the Casino Control Commission at (609) 441-3030.

Licensing and Age Requirements

Although all employees of a casino must be licensed by the N.J. Casino Control Commission, a license is not required of students attending class. Casino employees must be 18 years of age, and CCI students must be 18 by the date their class graduates. Proof of N.J. residency is not required to attend CCI. However, proof of N.J. residency is required by the Casino Control Commission when a graduate picks up his/her license at the Commission office.


Classes are generally scheduled Monday through Thursday in three sessions:

  • 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 1-6 p.m.
  • 7 p.m.-Midnight (upon demand only)

Other time slots may be made available at the Institute’s discretion. Times will vary occasionally because of holidays and/or special programs.

Tuition and Fees

The cost of each course is determined primarily by the number of hours of training established for that course. A $20 non-refundable, one-time application fee is required of first-time CCI students, as is a yearly $3 insurance fee.

An additional $20 will be assessed for students who are unable to graduate with their class and must graduate at a later date.


Due to new federal requirements every student must provide photo identification no later than the first day of class. If you are unable to produce photo identification as stated above you will not be permitted to begin with the chosen anticipated instruction. Students may enroll in person. If paying by Visa or MasterCard, students may enroll by phone, by calling (609) 343- 4848.

Students Who Have Completed Hours at Another School

(Non-graduates): CCI will grant credit to students who have successfully completed hours at another school and have withdrawn before graduation. Call (609) 343-4853 for details.

Weekly Installment Policy and Procedure

A weekly payment plan is available as an economic convenience to the student.

Certificate of Completion

Upon successfully completing a course, the student will receive a CCI certification indicating the course passed and number of hours attended.

Practice Time Prior to Employment

CCI students may return to practice so that they may retain the skills acquired during training, the following student practice policy will be observed:  Student practice is limited to current CCI students and graduates ONLY. Guests are not permitted on the mock casino floor. Students must have their CCI class badges in order to gain admittance to the casino floor. If you don’t have your badge, replacement badges can be purchased at a fee of $5 from Administrative Services in Rm. 134.  Replacement badges will be issued 24 hours after payment of the $5 fee plus a $3 insurance fee every July 1. Photo identification is required to obtain replacement badges. No exceptions.

  • 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • 1-6 p.m.
  • 7 p.m.-Midnight (upon demand only)
  • No practice on Friday

School Facilities

CCI has over 15,000 square feet of space for its programs. Its facilities include a mock casino, classrooms, slot technician labs and a surveillance monitor room. Supplies and food and beverage vending machines are also available.


CCI students taking a table game are assessed a $135 non-refundable fee after the first day of class. Students are assessed 50% of tuition and fees for gaming courses from the 2nd -8th day of class. Tuition and fees are assessed at 100% thereafter.

CCI students taking the Introduction to Casino Games are assessed a $135 non-refundable fee after the first day of class. Students are assessed 50% of tuition and fees from 2nd – 4th day of class. Tuition and fees are assessed at 100% thereafter.

Full refunds are given if CCI cancels a class. Refunds requested due to withdrawal by the student require notification to the registration office at (609) 343-4829 at least 24 hours prior to the first meeting of the course. Refunds are issued by check or credit card. Please allow two to four weeks for check refunds.

Course Selection Requirements for Dealers:

Note: a $3 insurance fee is required every year beginning July 1 for practice.

To maximize hireability, it is recommended that students follow these course selections: Intro to Casino Games.  Primary game: at least one game required. Secondary: one game required, two are recommended.