Gaming Dealers

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About the Job

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.

It is also Called

  • Wheel of Fortune Dealer
  • Twenty-One Dealer
  • Table Games Dealer
  • Roulette Dealer
  • Poker Dealer
  • Pit Supervisor
  • Pit Boss
  • Pai Gow Dealer
  • Multiple Games Dealer
  • Mini Baccarat Dealer
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What They Do

  • Train new dealers.
  • Prepare collection reports for submission to supervisors.
  • Seat patrons at gaming tables.
  • Participate in games for gambling establishments to provide the minimum complement of players at a table.
  • Compute amounts of players' wins or losses, or scan winning tickets presented by patrons to calculate the amount of money won.
  • Work as part of a team of dealers in games, such as baccarat or craps.
  • Supervise staff and monitor gambling tables to ensure security of the game.
  • Receive, verify, and record patrons' cash wagers.
  • Refer patrons to gaming cashiers to collect winnings.
  • Answer questions about game rules and casino policies.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CER.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Enterprising and Realistic environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Relationships and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • 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.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • 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.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $20,400 with most people making between $16,130 and $29,560

Outlook

0.53%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 5,270 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 5,550 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 28 openings due to growth and about 142 replacement openings for approximately 170 total annual openings.



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