Table Games Dealer

Oversee table games at a casino.

Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Table Games Dealers do?

Blackjack and poker have rocketed to popularity online and on TV, with airings of the World Series of Poker and films like “Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequels. The real challenge is playing games like this in the real world, face to face. That’s where you come in. As a Table Games Dealer, you’re the person behind the cards, wheeling and dealing out fate to people in the form of 52 cards.

The most important thing you can have as a Table Games Dealer is a good personality. Next up is a sharp mind that knows how to keep names, faces, cards, and rules for different games all straight. Usually, a Table Games Dealer specializes in one specific game: blackjack, poker, even baccarat. The employee at the end of the craps table or working the roulette wheel is also called a Dealer, so your life as a Dealer in the casino can be as diverse as you want it to be.

You need to be able to stand on your feet for long periods of time, always with a smile on your face and some witty banter for the players, if you want to succeed in this line of work. You also need to take direction from superiors, and be serious about security. Casinos are among the most secure places in the world. Every member of the team needs to be on the same page when it comes to security and the safety of guests.

Should I be a Table Games Dealer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Casino Games Dealer, Dice Table Operator, Dice Table Person, Game Operator, Games Dealer, Gaming Table Operator See More

    How to become a Table Games Dealer

    Most Table Games Dealers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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