OXFORD, Maine — About 500 people tuned out to apply for 50 blackjack-dealer jobs at western Maine’s Oxford Casino, which is due to open this summer.

Saturday’s job fair is expected to be followed by others for jobs at the casino’s restaurant, as well in security, facilities and administration.

The Sun Journal of Lewiston said the fair was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., but about 30 people arrived early. Applicants were given a math test as part of the application.

All selected applicants will also have to attend an eight-week dealer school sponsored by the casino and graduate from that.