Directors of Casino Security

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Directors of casino security are responsible for overseeing the casino and casino hotel security department, and coordinating the activities of the security staff. They assure that casino and casino hotel guests, employees, and property are protected. They recruit, staff, and train security personnel. Additionally, they assign shifts, and develop, update, and implement procedures and policies for the department.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Casino Security Directors, Security Directors
Duties Overseeing security department and its operations in casino and casino hotel; providing security and protection for guests, employees and casino property; assuring compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations; developing and implementing procedures and policies; staffing and training department.
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
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; Detroit, MI; and areas of 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
  • English
  • Mathematics
Experience Five to ten years experience in casino security
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Outgoing
  • Problem-Solving
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Organizational
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 Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Vice President of Casino Security
  • Director of Security for a Larger, More Prestigious Casino
  • Director of Casino Security
  • Assistant Security Director
  • Security Supervisor

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