Gaming dealers generally work for casinos, and they must have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 21 years old. Some employers also require that candidates have attended a gaming school and/or obtained gaming license or certification.
Gaming dealers may work during the day or night, as most casinos are open 24/7 and shifts can vary greatly. These professionals must be friendly and courteous and have strong customer service skills. Because they work with the public, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are very important. Table game dealers must be comfortable dealing cards and able to process precise counts and payouts, and they must also be able to operate a variety of gaming machines and have a good understanding of policies, procedures, standards, and integrity of the games.
Gaming dealers must be knowledgeable of various games and understand all relevant gaming regulations. They must follow their employer's policies and guidelines at all times and pass comprehensive background checks, medical tests, and drug tests. They must also be able perform mathematical calculations quickly and accurately. They may be required to stand for the majority of their shifts, and they are encouraged to attend training classes and relevant workshops to stay educated. Some may also train and coach new gaming dealers.
Gaming Dealer Tasks
Deal and examine all hands or dice based on casino's rules, collecting or dispensing chips as regulations state.
Start and control games and equipment, including inspecting gaming devices and announcing winners.
Exchange cash for chips, provide dice or cards, and monitor betting.