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Old 03-26-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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How's the Gaming Job market (dealers) looking these days in Vegas. As bad as the rest of the economy?
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I play poker with a bunch of guys who are in or have been to dealer school. One has been here for 7 months and just landed his first interview.

Casinos aren't doing well right now. It's unlikely you'll have much luck, since nobody's hiring...
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:20 PM
 
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My wife got her certification in BJ 4 months ago and got hired as an extra at a small casino. Within 45 days of that she got a full-time regular schedule, she is now going for her certifications in roulette and craps (which is the casinos are in most need right now).

There is a ton of turnover in these positions (both voluntary and involuntary), anyone wanting to be a dealer needs to realize that he or she will more than likely work at a "starter" casino then work up to the bigger casinos in time. However, the jobs are out there especially if you go to a local dealer school where they will make recommendations on your behalf (Nick Kasso's school off of Karen is where my wife went).
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Henderson
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There are no dealing jobs. Extra boards are gone in many large casinos. Even in small casinos the extra board is getting 1 or maybe 2 days a week, and not 8 hours at that. That said, the dealers that have jobs seem to be doing ok money wise, but I think that may be because shifts are running leaner - maybe not quite the spread we used to have.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:31 PM
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Location: Somewhere.
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The only place hiring lately is "M" casino on the south side of town. And they are probably inundated with way too many applicants and have more than they need.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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This is not a good time to try to get into the casino industry. Business is way down, and almost every week we hear of another casino giant teetering on the brink of viability, filing Chapter 11 and so on. Even if you did manage to catch on, you could fall victim to "last hired, first fired" syndrome.
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:32 AM
 
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Wow, sounds way worse than last time I was a dealer. Heck, at that time I broke in on the Strip. (Which at the time they said almost no one ever does.)
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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It's definately tough, no doubt. However, as I said in the earlier post there are jobs out there. Tuscany had an ad in yesterdays paper for BJ/Dice dealers with 18 months experience. The starter casinos like my wife's have tons of turnover so you may be hired as only an extra board initially but in time you get a regular schedule, it depends on how patient you are willing to be.
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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My wife got her certification in BJ 4 months ago and got hired as an extra at a small casino. Within 45 days of that she got a full-time regular schedule, she is now going for her certifications in roulette and craps (which is the casinos are in most need right now).

There is a ton of turnover in these positions (both voluntary and involuntary), anyone wanting to be a dealer needs to realize that he or she will more than likely work at a "starter" casino then work up to the bigger casinos in time. However, the jobs are out there especially if you go to a local dealer school where they will make recommendations on your behalf (Nick Kasso's school off of Karen is where my wife went).
takes @ least 5 yrs to be a good dice dealer.
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