Rotary to host dealer training


Faced with a lack of dealers for Las Vegas Night, the Rotary Club of Saipan itself would be hosting a dealer training for the fundraiser.

Rotary Club of Saipan president Greg Borja noted Tuesday that the club is looking to host a dealer training session for their members and the volunteers.

The Las Vegas Night is scheduled on March 30, 2019.

“Anybody who wants to volunteer for the event and be a dealer, this is an opportunity to get training and deal blackjack, Texas hold ‘em poker, and more games,” he said.

Craps might be a bit trickier since the complications of the game makes dealing it more challenging.

“We do have some Rotarians who have experience with roulette already, so they would be on hand,” he said.

Borja noted that the Rotary finally got a response from casino operator Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC for the Las Vegas Night event, saying that it would be “assisting” the club with the event as much as possible. However, IPI did not commit to lending dealers, as with previous years.

“They would help us mostly with technical assistance [such as] dealing,” Borja said. He added that IPI would be providing the training as well as providing support with dealing craps and other games that are unfamiliar to the Rotarians.

“They said they are willing to assist but, right now, [they] will be able to provide minimal support for now. Again, they are willing to try and help us out in the best way that they can,” Borja said.

The training is tentatively set for March 23, 2019.

For those interested in volunteering for the Las Vegas Night, email the club at

Erwin Encinares | Reporter
Erwin Charles Tan Encinares holds a bachelor’s degree from the Chiang Kai Shek College and has covered a wide spectrum of assignments for the Saipan Tribune. Encinares is the paper’s political reporter.
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