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Career Opportunities in the Gambling Industry

Career Opportunities in the Gambling Industry
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First of all, is it even safe or advisable to try and build a career in the gambling industry? Well, the short answer is… yes. Sure, you might think that it’s all just going to be a lot of hype brought about by the glitz and glamour. You imagine yourself working on The Strip in Las Vegas being surrounded by bright lights and fanciful people. You get firsthand access to all the highest forms of entertainment that the world has to offer. But behind all of that, would it be really wise to try to pursue a career within this industry?

After all, once you try to really see past the glamour of the industry, then you might be able to see the long hours that the people behind the scenes have to work just to keep a casino running. Is that really the life that you want for yourself? Well, only you can answer that. But if you’re truly into that kind of lifestyle, you should know that the possibilities of building a career in this industry are endless. Here are a few of the most popular career opportunities that you can find in the gambling industry. And take note that we’re talking about both physical and online casinos here. This can cover jobs at real casinos or on live casinos on the internet.

What Skills and Qualifications Do You Need for a Career in the Casino Business?

At the very least, you might need a Bachelor’s Degree to secure a managerial position. However, for jobs like servers, dealers, and bartenders, you might not need to meet as many academic requirements. Ultimately, it all depends on the job that you’re applying for. The more technical the job’s nature, the higher your level of skills and expertise should be. If you’re placed on the frontlines and have to be dealing with customers directly, you should also have strong emotional skills. You need to learn how to deal with people with an amiable and welcoming personality.

If you want to work as a dealer, it will also pay to be good at people management and conflict resolution. It’s known that people can get very heated when gambling at times. It’s the dealer’s job to diffuse tensions and make sure that everyone is still having fun. 

What Positions Can You Apply For?

Physical Casinos:

  • Dealers
  • Security Personnel
  • Servers
  • Bartenders
  • Chefs/Line Cooks
  • Floor Managers/Operations Managers
  • Marketing and Promotions

Online Casinos:

  • Live Dealers
  • Software Developers
  • Online Security Personnel
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing and Promotions

What’s the Pay Like?

It all depends on the nature of your work. If you want to be a dealer, you can’t expect to earn much from your salary alone. But you will be getting a lot of money from your tips, especially if you manage to secure a position at a higher-end casino. Otherwise, if you want a bigger-paying job in the gambling industry, opt for a management or software and security development position. But like it is in any other industry, you might have to really start at the bottom and work your way to the top before you can start earning the big bucks. 

Final Points

At this point, it’s hard not to acknowledge the economic suffering that many people are going through as a result of the pandemic. This is especially true for service-oriented industries that rely on physical interactions with the customer, like restaurants, hotels, and casinos. However, the future is looking bright as more people get vaccinated, and the world is slowly starting to move on from the COVID-19 pandemic. This is why it makes sense for many people who are looking to start careers in the casino industry to get really aggressive right now. Many casino operators are eager to open up again with a reliable team of good people.

If you have the necessary skillset and qualifications that will render you a good choice for this job, then you should definitely try your hand at it. If you play your cards right, pun intended, you could be starting your journey on a very lucrative and fulfilling career within this industry. 

Featured Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay