Gaming Dealers

Operate table games. Stand or sit behind table and operate games of chance by dispensing the appropriate number of cards or blocks to players, or operating other gaming equipment. Distribute winnings or collect players' money or chips. May compare the house's hand against players' hands.

Median Annual Wage: $18,560

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (60%); Less than high school diploma (39%); Post-secondary certificate (1%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Table Games Dealer; Black Jack Dealer; Blackjack Dealer; Dealer; 21 Dealer; Casino Dealer; Dual Rate Dealer; Card Dealer; Poker Dealer; Games Dealer

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Gaming Dealers.

More Personal Care and Service Careers

  • Stand behind a gaming table and deal the appropriate number of cards to each player.
  • Deal cards to house hands, and compare these with players' hands to determine winners, as in black jack.
  • Conduct gambling games such as dice, roulette, cards, or keno, following all applicable rules and regulations.
  • Exchange paper currency for playing chips or coin money.
  • Check to ensure that all players have placed bets before play begins.
  • Start and control games and gaming equipment, and announce winning numbers or colors.
  • Inspect cards and equipment to be used in games to ensure that they are in good condition.
  • Apply rule variations to card games such as poker, in which players bet on the value of their hands.
  • Open and close cash floats and game tables.
  • Answer questions about game rules and casino policies.
  • Refer patrons to gaming cashiers to collect winnings.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Gaming Dealers.

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Gaming Dealers.

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