The L'Auberge Baton Rouge Dealer School, which will teach attendees how to deal blackjack, poker, craps and roulette, will begin in mid-May and offer both day and evening classes to accommodate the schedules of its students.

"We are excited to offer our dealer school at no cost to the students and provide them with a chance to learn a new and valuable skill," Kizzy Smith, director of Human Resources at L'Auberge Baton Rouge, said in the release.

Applications for the L'Auberge Baton Rouge Dealer School will be accepted online at until May 4. Applicants may also apply at the L'Auberge Employment Center, 8000 GSRI, building 3100. The Dealer School has a planned opening of May 14. Classes will last 11 weeks and teach participants to deal all table games that will be featured at the L'Auberge Baton Rouge Casino.

Though dealer school students are not guaranteed a position, it offers them the opportunity to both learn a new skill and also interact with management who make hiring decisions.

Positions for frontline team members, including experienced dealers, will begin to be posted at the end of April. When the dealer courses end, the dealer school will continue to serve as a training facility until L'Auberge Baton Rouge opens at the end of this summer.