Are you looking for a great career, but want something different and exciting? A career in casino work is a great choice as long as you stay professional and learn all you can. A casino offers many different choices and can be a world wide investment of time and money. Casino’s today are not just limited to a few cities, but are located everywhere in every state, thanks to Indian Gaming and new laws that allow them to operate throughout the world.
Beginning a job in a casino can take place at any level. There is good and bad at every level, but each one leads to the next step in an exciting future. Begin your career with a casino in customer service with jobs as cashier, cage cashier, cocktail waitress, bar tender, security to guest or dealers for cards and dice. Each one offers contact with the public and you will learn the different personality types you will have to deal with.
Since the casino environment involves gambling and drinking, you are going to deal with an array of personalities, problems, emotions and situations. Each person has their job and you do not have to try to do their work too. Concentrate on your own work and just watch how they handle their customers and problems. Customers are not allowed to handle the employees inappropriately no matter what type of job they do. Each one is working for a paycheck, not for fun time in the casino world.
Security is one of the most interesting jobs in a casino. There are times when it is very slow and you walk around and around the floor watching for potential problems. But when there is a call, security is responsible for removing someone that is too drunk and causing problems to themselves and those around them. You may have to respond to medical emergencies such as seizures, heart attacks, mental problems, robberies, health issues in rooms, removes prostitutes from the site, carry large amounts of cash between tables and protect it. You are going to stand in one place and protect property, you will investigate an alarm from the roof, fire problems, evacuations, escort employees who have lost their jobs, arrest employees that have done something illegal within the casino or while working. There are a lot of down sides to this job, but it is also one of the most exciting and confusing.
Casinos run on money and people. There are openings for quality control, bookkeepers, comptrollers, and financial investigators. A casino is full of slot machines and it takes technicians to keep them in running order and follow through on security checks. CEO’s are responsible to the investors to make sure the casino is running smoothly, money is coming in and not being stolen, they must make sure all events are safe and profitable, they hire the crew that will run every part of the casino for them.
There are several levels of career choices in casino work. Once you are in the door, you can advance from there. They like to see their people succeed from the ground up and know they can trust a good crew in high contact areas. They are ruled by gaming laws so everything must be legal. There is no room for someone who is not willing to invest professionally in their work on a continuing basis.