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Summary Report for:
39-3011.00 - Gaming 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 gaming equipment. Distribute winnings or collect players' money or chips. May compare the house's hand against players' hands.

Sample of reported job titles: 21 Dealer, Black Jack Dealer, Blackjack Dealer, Card Dealer, Casino Dealer, Dealer, Dual Rate Dealer, Games Dealer, Poker Dealer, Table Games Dealer

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Tasks  |  Technology Skills  |  Tools Used  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks

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

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Technology Skills

  • Electronic mail software — Email software
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology

Hot technology Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.

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Tools Used

  • Card tables — Baccarat tables; Blackjack tables; Craps tables; Poker tables
  • Cash or ticket boxes — Imprest banks; Table banks; Table game drop boxes
  • Coin banks — Table chip trays
  • Desktop computers
  • Dice
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Playing cards
  • Roulette wheels
  • Table gambling management systems — Player tracking system software; Progressive Gaming Chip Inventory System; Tangam Gaming TableEye21; Tangam Gaming TableEyeBacc (see all 5 examples)

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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.

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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.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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Abilities

  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

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Work Activities

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Conduct amusement or gaming activities.
  • Conduct gaming transactions.
  • Operate gaming equipment.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Monitor operational quality or safety.
  • Supervise service workers.
  • Compute gaming wins and losses.
  • Respond to customer inquiries.
  • Usher patrons to seats or exits.
  • Prepare operational reports or records.
  • Train service staff.

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Work Context

  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 85% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Contact With Others — 85% responded “Constant contact with others.”
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 76% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 85% responded “Every day.”
  • Physical Proximity — 55% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).”
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 74% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 59% responded “Every day.”
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 57% responded “Every day.”
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 64% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Spend Time Standing — 66% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 50% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Deal With External Customers — 58% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 48% responded “Every day.”
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 56% responded “Every day.”
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 42% responded “Very important results.”
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 48% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 35% responded “Every day.”
  • Level of Competition — 28% responded “Highly competitive.”

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include orderlies, forest firefighters, customer service representatives, security guards, upholsterers, and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
60   High school diploma or equivalent Help
39   Less than high school diploma
1   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: CER

  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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Work Styles

  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

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Work Values

  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2016) $9.27 hourly, $19,290 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2014) 69,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Little or no change (-1% to 1%) Little or no change (-1% to 1%)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 18,800
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016 wage data external site and 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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