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Dealers operate games of chance on the casino floor. They dispense cards, dice or blocks, or operate other gaming equipment. They also collect money or chips from players and distribute winnings. Dealers monitor players to assure they are following casino rules. Each dealer is responsible for overseeing and conducting games at his or her table. Dealers are another essential part of casino customer service.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Stickmen, Craps Dealers, Boxmen, Blackjack Dealers, Roulette Dealers, Baccarat Dealers, Croupiers, Wheel Rollers, Gaming Dealers, Casino Dealers
Duties Overseeing and conducting table games; determining the winning players; collecting player's money or chips; calculating and paying off winning bets and collecting losing bets; assuring casino rules are followed
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Gambling capitals such as Las Vegas, Reno and Laughlin, NV; Atlantic City, NJ; Biloxi, MS; New Orleans, LA; and areas in California offer largest number of jobs, but opportunities exist wherever there are casinos
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Mathematics
Experience On-the-job experience
Personality Traits
  • Outgoing
  • Problem-Solving
  • Social
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements Must meet minimum age requirements set by state, pass a drug test and background check and have no criminal record.
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Floor Person or Pit Boss
  • Dealer in More Prestigious casino
  • Dealer
  • Gaming Student

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