Florida technical school now offers Slot Machine Repair class

August 25, 2008 · Print This Article

As the presence of casino gambling increases in Florida, an adult school in Hollywood has become the first to offer a state-approved course in slot machine repair.

The Sheridan Technical Center’s first nine-week class has 25 students, and the next session starts in October. Students, who pay $651, must be at least 21 and have clean criminal records.

Gary Bitner, a spokesman for the Seminole Indians, says the tribe’s casinos already have thousands of slot machines, with plans to install a total of 15,000. He says the demand for qualified technicians will be high, adding that graduates of the program could earn as much as $18 an hour.

Florida has had Vegas-style slots since 2006, a year after they were approved by state lawmakers.

Source: The Miami Herald

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  1. JackpotCity.com Online Casino on August 27th, 2008 7:48 am

    I wonder if this is being offered as an alternative to shop class?

    The fact that students have to be over 21 and also have a clean record is a good idea as well.

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