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Gambling Dealers

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 gambling equipment. Distribute winnings or collect players' money or chips. May compare the house's hand against players' hands.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Pay winnings or collect losing bets as established by the rules and procedures of a specific game.
    • Greet customers and make them feel welcome.
    • Exchange paper currency for playing chips or coin money.
    • Check to ensure that all players have placed bets before play begins.
    • Inspect cards and equipment to be used in games to ensure that they are in good condition.
    • Deal cards to house hands, and compare these with players' hands to determine winners, as in black jack.
    • Stand behind a gaming table and deal the appropriate number of cards to each player.
    • Apply rule variations to card games such as poker, in which players bet on the value of their hands.
    • Receive, verify, and record patrons' cash wagers.
    • Conduct gambling games, such as dice, roulette, cards, or keno, following all applicable rules and regulations.
    • Work as part of a team of dealers in games, such as baccarat or craps.
    • Supervise staff and monitor gambling tables to ensure security of the game.
    • Start and control games and gaming equipment, and announce winning numbers or colors.
    • Compute amounts of players' wins or losses, or scan winning tickets presented by patrons to calculate the amount of money won.
    • Answer questions about game rules and casino policies.
    • Open and close cash floats and game tables.
    • Seat patrons at gaming tables.
    • Train new dealers.
    • Prepare collection reports for submission to supervisors.
    • Participate in games for gambling establishments to provide the minimum complement of players at a table.
    • Refer patrons to gaming cashiers to collect winnings.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Service Orientation

      Actively looking for ways to help people.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    3

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    Knowledge

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 19160/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 9.21/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 1,170
    • Yearly Projected Openings 160

    Typical Education

    Personality

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

    Tools

    • Table gambling management systems
    • Desktop computers
    • Coin banks
    • Cash or ticket boxes
    • Card tables

    Technology

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