To "Roll the Bones" means to cast dice, especially in the reference to the game of craps, as in let's go to the casino and roll the bones tonight. This slang term was first recorded in 1897, but the noun bones has referred to dice since the late 1300s. Chaucer used the term in The Pardoner's Tale; the same Geoffrey Chaucer whom is known as the Father of English Literature. In the 1800's it was common for sailors to carry dice carved from whale bones for the purposes of gambling aboard their tall masted ships.
SUNY Broome Students can now earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Casino Management.
The program was officially approved June 10 by the New York State Education Department.
The 63-credit program includes courses in marketing, the gaming industry, accounting, hospitality law and more, as well as a casino internship and a bartending class.
SUNY Broome also offers a 15-credit Casino Management Certificate that includes gaming surveillance and security, casino games, a casino operations management course and an internship.
SUNY Broome has its own mock casino, dubbed Casino Vespa, in the Science Building basement. The $300,000 facility includes a blackjack table, craps table, roulette wheel and a full-service bar, complete with casino ambiance and décor.
Program supervised by Professor Rey C. Wojdat, Chair, Hospitality Programs Department.
For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (607) 778-5001.
Casino Management, AAS Degree
63 Credit Hours
Casino Management Certificate
15 Credit Hours