Pit Bosses

Pit Bosses Oversee Casino Floors

Pit bosses, also called pit managers, pit supervisors, gaming managers, or gaming supervisors work in the pit area of casinos. They oversee the operations in their pit on the casino floor. They assure that games are run smoothly, supervise dealers, watch dealers for errors, ensure that proper procedures are followed, and open and close table games. They oversee the paperwork involved with the games, make sure payoffs are handled correctly, handle disputes between dealers and players, and assure casino guests are treated properly.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Pit Managers, Gaming Managers, Gaming Supervisors, Pit Supervisors
Duties Overseeing pit operations; assuring games are run smoothly; supervising dealers; watching dealers for errors; ensuring proper procedures are followed; opening and closing table games; handling paperwork; making sure payoffs are handled correctly; handling disputes
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, CA; Detroit, MI; 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 Five to seven years working in table games
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
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
  • Casino Manager
  • Shift Manager
  • Pit Boss
  • Floorperson
  • Dealer

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