Boss Paul Rety said he intentionally targeted unemployed individuals in the recruitment drive, for which the casino was “inundated” with applications. He was particularly looking for people who displayed the right “attitude”.
“They have been training really hard and have been taught roulette, black jack, three-card poker, as well as all the statutory gaming legislation,” he said.
“It’s a lot to take in.
“One of the boys has never worked before and we’re very proud to have given him the opportunity.”
The new staff were due to start working before Christmas.
Paul confirmed Alea has also recruited a poker manager from London, which he said underlined the continuing popularity of poker in Scotland.