Casinos have come a long way in the past 100 years. What started out as the lowest, seediest example of morals gone wrong has risen to the level of high class entertainment. If casinos were people, this would be a rags-to-riches story.
Literally, casinos have gone from illegal to almost universal, and one can find casinos throughout the world.
At the beginning of the 20th century, legalized gambling was a contradiction in terms.
Now, it's the foundation upon which entire economies are built.
That's no understatement, either.
While it's safe to say that Las Vegas is a company town just as much as Detroit or Hollywood, casino gaming has become the cornerstone of towns from coast to coast.
This is a guide to many types of casino careers ... the people side of the casino industry that make it work ... and a roadmap to the skills needed to get there. Of course, there are many different kinds of casino jobs: casino dealers and casino pit boss jobs, slot technicians and surveillance people, but there is also a need for the entertainers, chefs, decorators and the regulators that keep the entire system running.
- Learn how to play Blackjack, Roulette, Let-it-Ride and Craps
- Find useful tips and behind-the-scenes information about casino slot machines
- Information about pit boss jobs, dealer jobs, casino security positions, and other casino career opportunities
- The history of gaming and casinos
- And lots more...
This casino careers guide will detail the kinds of general and specific education needed to work in gaming-related fields. It will also explain the need for non-gaming specific professionals that will inevitably attach to the operations.
The number of jobs in casinos are dictated by the size of the casino. A small casino might offer nothing more than gaming and drink service. A large casino might offer everything from hotel accommodations to in-house amenities like salons, tailors, mall shopping and Broadway-level entertainment.
Find out where the action is on Casino Jobs 411. Learn about the industry, the many different kinds of casino careers, and whether you're really interested in pursuing work in the industry. We also have a good (and growing) list of important casino industry resources.
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