Poker Prop Player

Get paid by the house to keep poker games alive.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Poker Prop Players do?

Being paid to play poker…that is the life of a Poker Prop Player. Working for casinos (either brick-and-mortar or online), you fill a seat at the table and keep the action rolling. The company knows poker players like full tables, and that’s where you come in.

You use your own money to play, but the house pays you a regular rate. Understanding the different types of poker—like Texas Holdem, Omaha, Seven Card Stud, Five Card Draw, and Caribbean Stud—is essential, as the house will expect you to play all of them. Play is required for a certain amount of time per day or week. The time dedicated to your job gives you the opportunity to perfect your skills at each game.

Critical and strategic thinking are required to be proficient as a Poker Prop Player. Also, you are expected to treat all other players with respect, and to keep an even temper. As a Poker Prop Player, you are a representative of the company (even though the other players do not recognize you as such), so you should always have a positive attitude about the game and the organization. Even if you lose sometimes (and you should expect to, as the games are not tipped in your favor), you’re a paid worker, and a profit at the end of the pay period should be waiting for you.

Should I be a Poker Prop Player?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Proposition Player

    How to become a Poker Prop Player

    Poker Prop Players generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Poker Prop Player-related education!
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