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A career in gaming

Two-year SCCC program involves wide range of skills

SCCC student Harsha Wijesuriya of Albany, right, deals a hand of Black Jack to instructor Kim Otis, left, and student Sarah Taub of Niskayuna in the Mohawk Room recently.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
SCCC student Harsha Wijesuriya of Albany, right, deals a hand of Black Jack to instructor Kim Otis, left, and student Sarah Taub of Niskayuna in the Mohawk Room recently.
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Harsha Wijesuriya decided to return to college after 10 years to train for a career in the gaming industry. Schenectady County Community College launched its casino gaming program this fall, and Wijesuriya enrolled with the goal of becoming a casino host in the next couple of years. “Being a casino host has always been an interest of mine,” he said. “It is perfect timing with full casinos coming to the area, and I figured I ...

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