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Gaming Dealers

Also called: Table Games Dealer, Dealer, Blackjack Dealer, Black Jack Dealer

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma or
some high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$18,630
per year, on average
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