The emphasis of the 3-week Bartending course is on mastering the art of mixing drinks quickly and properly. Upon graduation, the student will have the confidence and ability to step behind any bar, without any hesitation, and mix drinks proficiently. The key to mastering this art is practice, therefore students can expect to spend much of their class time behind the bar mixing cocktails.
Crescent is unique in offering a 12-week Beverage Management course that's designed to help you move into a Head Bartender or Beverage Manager position. This class is the only one of its kind in the nation, along with its impressive hands-on bartending/mixology training, you will also learn a wide range of management skills along with intensive product knowledge training. This class is eligible for financial aid.
Crescent's Casino Dealer Training programs provide up-to-the-minute, relevant instruction on all the latest gaming trends and techniques. What you learn is based on the primary skills employers want to see in the dealers they hire AND what players like to see in the dealers they interact with and tip on the casino floor.
With our “hands on” teaching methods, Crescent School graduates learn a complete understanding of the gaming business. In addition, they will be thoroughly conversant with the rules, techniques, systems, procedures, equipment, and theory in their choice of one (or all) of the following casino games: Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Mini-Baccarat/Carnival Games, and Craps. The student’s skills and abilities will be developed to a point that qualifies them for employment, at an entry level position (or higher) in the exciting casino industry.
► 350-hour Two-Game Dealing Program (Choose to be trained in two of the following games): Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Mini-Baccarat/Carnival Games, or Craps.
► 750-hour Comprehensive Dealing Program: With this option, you'll be trained in all of the most popular games available at casinos and on cruise ships worldwide, including, Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Mini-Baccarat/Carnival Games, and Craps.
Crescent is one of the only bartending and casino gaming schools in the U,S. to be approved to accept U.S. Financial Aid.
Applying for financial aid is a simple process. It will all be worth it to start a new career as a bartender or casino dealer. Just contact the Admissions Representative at the Crescent campus you want to attend (see below), and we can walk you through the process and answer all your questions about how to pay for your tuition.
The types of financial aid available include:
At our Tunica Resorts/Memphis locatoin, Crescent has a Placement Director that works one-on-one with each gaming and mixology student to help them find a job before they graduate. Our placement staff will assist you in arranging auditions and job interviews, Many times, they call ahead to personally speak with the hiring manager about your extensive training and to highlight your many talents.
At Crescent, one of our top priorities is to help each student succeed; we take assisting you in finding a good bartending or casino job to heart. And, because we're the only nationally-accredited school of its kind in the country, governed by ACCET, we have to maintain an exemplary placement record to remain accredited. Getting certified from Crescent means you'll be considered "the cream of the crop" from the first day you apply to bars, hotels, restaurants, resorts, and casinos in your chosen geographic area. We also work with cruise ships and with international casinos across the globe.
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. It's located approximately 20 miles (32 km) south of Downtown Memphis, Tennessee. You may have heard of its rags to riches story which mirrors the hopes of every gambler who comes to Tunica to take in some casino action.
Tunica is a part of the Mississippi Delta, the distinctive northwest section of the U.S. state of Mississippi which lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. The region has been called "The Most Southern Place on Earth. Originally covered in hardwoods, early on, it was one of the richest cotton-growing areas in the nation before the American Civil War. But, for most of the 1900s, Tunica was impoverished.
The fortunes of Tunica changed on June 29, 1990. That day, the Mississippi Legislature passed the Mississippi Gaming Control Act, allowing gambling in counties along the Mississippi River. Tunica was one of the few towns to approve the idea. The first casino in Tunica opened in October of 1992. Within weeks, the casinos were big business and since the demand for well-trainer bartenders and casino dealers has grown each year.
Economic development is booming in Tunica. The town has built a 20-million dollar eco-park, a stadium, and an Expo Center. The poorest county in Mississippi has indeed become one of the richest counties in the state.
Today, the area attracts nearly 15 million visitors every year. It's home to nine major casinos and casino resorts, and is the 20 largest gaming destination in the United States. It includes Tunica Resorts, an unincorporated community that was called Robinsonville until 2003.
Popular Tunica spots include Horseshoe, Tunica Roadhouse, Gold Strike, Fitz, Bally’s, Sam’s Town, Resorts, Hollywood and the Isle of Capri (about a half hour south of Tunica). These casinos, along with the numerous bars and restaurants in the area employ many locals and attract visitors from nearby Memphis, Tennessee; West Memphis; Arkansas; and all over the Southeastern United States. The area is, of course, tied to the rich heritage of the Mississippi River including its food, culture and music.
Memphis Tennessee is only 33 miles from the casino action in Tunica along U.S. Highway 61, also known as the "Blues Highway." In Memphis, soak up the vibe on fabulous Beale Street.
Beale Street is Tennessee’s most-visited attraction, and, according to USA Today, America’s most iconic street. Enjoy music streaming from every open door, memorials to music legends, and history everywhere you look. Memphis is a great place to live and work. Jobs for bartenders are plentiful.
Whether along the Mississippi River or in Memphis, our Tunica campus is convenient. It's located just off Highway 61 in the heart of the Tunica casino district. Our 4,500 square foot facility offers on-site parking available in front, on the side, and in the rear of the building. To better facilitate our programs, the labs simulate the actual workplace and are complete, featuring a full-size bar with eight work stations, and a gaming lab featuring 15 regulation style tables and related equipment. Tunica truly is one of the friendliest places in the country.
Address: 2981 Harrah's Pkwy. S, Robinsonville, MS 38664