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How to Get a Professional Job in a Casino

By Edited Feb 4, 2016 2 4

Getting a job in a Casino is actually not very hard. Casinos are often looking for good help. Getting entry-level jobs at a casino are almost always available. The hard part is getting work as a professional in a casino. You may want to enter the casino as an entry-level manager or other cool salary based position, but this may not be available. Even if you are otherwise qualified to be a slot manager or other job you may find that you need to wash dishes or some other menial work first, even if you are superbly qualified.

Rarely will you land your ideal job initially with the casino. You will often have to simply get your foot in the door of the casino by getting hired wherever you can in whichever department and then work hard and eventually you can land your ideal job. Starting of with a crappy job is often a necessity to getting the job you want.

When you get an entry-level job such as a dishwasher then be prompt. Show up to work on time everyday and work your butt off. Prove that you are a reliable and loyal employee. By getting your foot in the door then working hard it will help you to get promoted eventually to a professional casino job, even if you may not meet all of the regular requirements.

Here are some other things that will help you to get a professional job in a casino.

Be Professional

It does not matter whether you start off as a dishwasher in the grungy kitchen or as CEO of the entire corporation because if you are not professional then you cannot get or keep any casino professionals job.

Social Media Cleanse

If you are applying to work as a professional at a casino then you need to cleanse your social media accounts. Make sure there are no pictures of you getting drunk or saying stupid stuff on your FaceBook account. It is never to early to start cleaning up your FaceBook account of potentially damaging pictures and other content. If you wrote an anti Obama rant and your potential employer is a company know to be a huge Romney supporter then it could easily hurt your chances of getting hired.

Clean Criminal Background

The cleaner your criminal background check comes back then the easier it is to get a job as a casino professional. Some professional casino jobs such as surveillance require a super clean background. If you are fresh out of Prison then you will have an almost impossible task of ever getting a casino management job.

Credit Score

The better your credit score is then the better your chance of getting a job within the casino as a professional. As a professional casino worker you may be around a lot of cash and it can be tempting to try to steal some of it. People are more apt to steal money if they are desperate. If you keep your bills paid on time and have a generally clean credit score then you drastically increase your chances of landing a cans job that has more responsibility then say a dishwasher in that grungy kitchen.

College Degree

In order to get a job as a casino professional it is often required that you have a bachelor's degree or higher from a college or university. It is possible to start off as a dishwasher or other entry-level position and then eventually keep getting promoted until you get an entry-level management position; however it is much easier and much faster to get a degree. You can then not have to enter at the lowest entry-level position in the casino such as a dishwasher and on the off-hand chance you do have to start off as a dishwasher you will tend to get promoted and transferred to a new department within the casino much quicker than if you did not have a college degree.

Flexible Scheduling

Most casinos, especially in Nevada, are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Casino professionals are needed at all times of the day. You may find that you have to work at nighttime, on weekends, and even on various holidays including Christmas.


If you meet all of the requirements but are still having trouble getting a professional casino job then you can always begin networking. If you have a friend or family in the industry they can put in a good word for you and often pull some strings to help get you hired. You must do an awesome job because if you turn out to be a crappy employee it will look bad for your friend or relative who referred you and suggested you get hired at the casino.


If you are fresh out of the Military and have a good military record with an Honorable discharge then this can also help you get a professional casino job. A military person is used to taking orders and doing things in a certain manner as prescribed to them by other military members who are of a more senior rank. These are leadership and other attributes that casino management love to have in their employees. A good military career or term of enlistment can only help you land that professional casino job you want.


If you are living in an area with a few Indian casinos then you may have a harder time getting hired than if you lived in say Las Vegas. The reason for this is simply because there are many more casino jobs in Las Vegas then in rural Michigan.

Once you get a job you also may be forced to move if you want to keep advancing through the professional casino management jobs. You may be hired in Las Vegas but then the company you work for may need your skills in another so you may be forced to move. You may be hired to do a job in Las Vegas and then end up getting transferred to Reno, Atlantic City, or even Macau.



Oct 31, 2012 12:48am
At 19 I trained up as a croupier for a chain of casinos right here in the UK, the money was quite low for permanent night shifts (we could only open 2pm to 4am back then) but it was certainly an experience for me!
Nov 12, 2012 2:26am
What a great article, love the pictures. Thumbs up.
Nov 12, 2012 7:18pm
How long do you think it would take in general before you are promoted to a more favorable position then washing dishes?
Nov 13, 2012 3:55pm
Getting a job anywhere can be a challenge these days. Starting at an entry level position has its advantages since you can learn many jobs, and you can offer much to the organization. Hiring returning or retired military personnel is a good thing to do for them and for your company.
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