If you love the idea of mixing with people from all walks of life, are a free spirit and don’t mind working the graveyard shift, then becoming a professional casino dealer could be the perfect job for you. There is always a demand for professional, hard-working and friendly individuals, and this demand has multiplied significantly with the growth of the casino industry around the world. Add to that the fact that most some of the best casinos operate around the clock, and the need to fill their staff roster is clearly understood.
Before you rush off and fill out the first application form at your nearest casino, though, you need to check this list to see if you have what it takes to become a professional casino dealer:
Do you have a criminal record?
Those with a felony record are usually never employed by a casino for obvious reasons. If this applies to you, you can stop reading now. If you have a misdemeanor then it will depend on when it happened. If it’s decade old, you could be eligible for employment in a casino.
Are you healthy?
True, there are more strenuous jobs than that of a casino dealer but if you think you are incapable of standing for 8 hours at at time, then this may not be the job for you. If your wrists or joints are sensitive or problematic, you may not be able to deal endless rounds of poker or blackjack cards.
Are you sensitive to smoke?
More and more casinos in the world have had smoking banned in their establishments, but there are still some casinos where cigarette smoking is permitted. If you are sensitive to the smell of smoke, either for health or personal reasons, either find a job in a joint that has smoke-free areas or look for another profession.
Do you live near a casino?
This may seem obvious, but to work in a casino, you will need to located near one! Luckily more and more states in the US are building more casinos, while the industry is growing in other areas of the world.