Career summary

Details for Gaming Dealers


Description

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. Compare the house's hand against players' hands and payoff or collect players' money or chips.

Tasks

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

Interests

  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Education, training, experience

  • Education - These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
  • Training - Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
  • Experience - Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

Knowledge

  • 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.

Skills

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