Gaming Dealers
SOC: 39-3011.00


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.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
68,500 employed

Projected (2024):
68,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 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.

Alternate Titles:

  • 21 Dealer
  • Baccarat Dealer
  • Big 6 Dealer
  • Black Jack Dealer
  • Blackjack Dealer
  • Card Dealer
  • Card Game Operator
  • Card Grader
  • Casino Dealer
  • Casino Games Dealer
  • Casino Gaming Worker
  • Casino Worker
  • Crap Shooter
  • Craps Dealer
  • Croupier
  • Dealer
  • Dice Dealer
  • Dice Table Operator
  • Dual Rate Dealer
  • Faro Dealer
  • Gambling Dealer
  • Game Operator
  • Games Dealer
  • Gaming Dealer
  • Gaming Host
  • Gaming Table Operator
  • Keno Dealer
  • Live Games Dealer
  • Mini Baccarat Dealer
  • Multiple Games Dealer
  • Pai Gow Dealer
  • Pit Boss
  • Pit Supervisor
  • Poker Dealer
  • Roulette Dealer
  • Table Games Dealer
  • Twenty-One Dealer
  • Wheel of Fortune Dealer

  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed


    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.


    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    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.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Technology Design
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Communications and Media

  • Tasks:

  • Exchange paper currency for playing chips or coin money.
  • Pay winnings or collect losing bets as established by the rules and procedures of a specific game.
  • 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.
  • Check to ensure that all players have placed bets before play begins.
  • Stand behind a gaming table and deal the appropriate number of cards to each player.
  • Inspect cards and equipment to be used in games to ensure that they are in good condition.
  • Start and control games and gaming equipment, and announce winning numbers or colors.
  • Open and close cash floats and game tables.
  • Compute amounts of players' wins or losses, or scan winning tickets presented by patrons to calculate the amount of money won.
  • Apply rule variations to card games such as poker, in which players bet on the value of their hands.
  • Receive, verify, and record patrons' cash wagers.
  • Answer questions about game rules and casino policies.
  • Refer patrons to gaming cashiers to collect winnings.
  • Work as part of a team of dealers in games such as baccarat or craps.
  • 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.
  • Supervise staff and monitor gambling tables to ensure security of the game.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Baccarat tables
  • Blackjack tables
  • Craps tables
  • Desktop computers
  • Dice
  • Imprest banks
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Player tracking system software
  • Playing cards
  • Poker tables
  • Progressive Gaming Chip Inventory System
  • Roulette wheels
  • Table banks
  • Table chip trays
  • Table game drop boxes
  • Table game management system software
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  • Email software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software

  • personal care and service

    industry stats

    SOC: 39-0000

    Total Employed: 4,307,500

    Average Annual Salary: $25,650