SO YOU WANNA BE A CASINO DEALER
Have you ever considered being a casino dealer? The job might look like fun. Playing cards all day while talking with players! Of course it's not quite that easy and those same players (you) can be a pain in the neck from time to time. Then again, no service-industry job doesn't have some draw backs.
And, no industry is recession proof, but casino jobs keep opening up because new casinos are still being built. And, there are reasons you might want to work at a casino.
Top Ten Reasons to be a Casino Dealer
Pay. Dealers can make £40,000 or even more per year including tips. The average dealing job at a small casino outside of London only pays half that much, but many do pay more than minimum wages. That's a pretty good starting pay, right?
Minimum Education Needed. As little as few weeks of training may be all that is required. Some casinos offer in-house training to existing employees for dealer positions. Other properties hire experienced dealers and/or those who have successfully graduated from a dealing school like ours. Fees for dealing schools typically run £300 to learn blackjack and slightly more for complicated games like craps and roulette.
Benefits. Many casinos are part of very large corporations, and they offer excellent benefits. Bonuses and benefit programs are second only to medical benefits. Some casinos also offer tuition reimbursement for job-related college classes or courses. Ask at the Human Resources department to find out about everything that's offered.
Working Conditions. Most dealers find that the working conditions and perks are excellent. Good ventilation, good lighting and a clean environment are standard. Some employee dining rooms are free, others offer meals for as little as a pound or two.
5. Scheduling. Many casinos offer 24-hour gaming, so dealers can work any shift. Time-off is usually easy to get, and an early-out to accommodate an emergency is often available.
6.Tips. A dealer's pay also includes tips. All tips are pooled and shared between dealers, based on how many hours are worked. They can range from couple of hundred a month in small casinos to few thousands at the best London casinos.
7.Breaks. Most dealers work an hour and a twenty minutes and then get a 20 minutes break. That means the total hours actually worked during an 8-hour shift is really just 6 hours!
8.Flexible Lieu Time. More and more casinos are offering personal time off as well as holidays. Dealers can earn a few hours of paid time off each week and can schedule their own days off or vacations in advance.
9.Comradery. Dealing makes for good stories and personal experiences. There is plenty of time to chat with fellow employees when you get two-hours of breaks every day!
10.Mobility and Transfers. Many casinos allow dealers to move from one company-owned property to another, as the need arises. Casinos also offer a wide variety of jobs and experienced dealers are qualified for many of them, even if they stay in the department and take a job as a Inspector or a Pit Boss.
There are other reasons that a casino dealer job is the perfect fit for people whether they are looking for a part time or temporary job while going to college, or want to land a permanent position.
Dealing isn't for everyone, but many people find the job fun and exciting and make a career of it.
No matter what your abilities, there are a lot of different casino jobs!