In the eyes of most people, casinos have always been glamorous places. That’s why you see them in so many James Bond movies where the rich and powerful play for huge stakes – and not just monetary ones. While these portrayals may exaggerate reality, there’s no doubt that casinos are exciting places to both gamble and work – and one of the most common ways people start working in this industry is as a casino dealer.
It’s a job that offers real variety and flexibility in terms of working hours, which can be very important when trying to juggle different aspects of your life. It can also be a starting point for a career in an industry that rapid growth.
But, before you commit to becoming a casino dealer, consider that there are certain qualities you will need to have.
It goes without saying that you will need to be able to do simple calculations quickly and accurately to determine the winnings due to players. There are also all the rules of the games and their many variations to remember. But once you’re accepted into a casino’s training program, you should have plenty of time to learn them. The casino will also give you all the opportunities you need to gather the skills before sending you out to play games on your own. After all, it’s vital to them that everything goes smoothly for players – and having fully trained and knowledgeable dealers is the key to that.
An outgoing personality
For most players, it’s not just about aiming to win at the casino, although that is undoubtedly important. They also want it to be a lively and social activity. It’s often up to the dealership to set the tone. So while it’s all about keeping things professional, a certain level of joking and talking is necessary. This is just as true in the very popular live casino games that are played online, on the websites of major casinos, which have really taken off in recent years, as is the case in a so-called brick and mortar casino. Indeed, live chat is an essential part of the live online experience for many players, whether they are playing roulette, blackjack, baccarat or even dice.
A true sense of empathy
Besides being essentially an extrovert, the successful dealer must also be truly empathetic so that they can both share in a player’s success and empathize when things don’t go so well. It’s a particular social skill that some of us are born with, but it can also to be learned. Even if you think it’s not one of your natural strengths, you should be able to pick it up with a little practice.
So, I hope this has given you an idea of the skills required to become a successful casino dealer. And, if the signs are all positive, why not go now?