Getting Hired at Indian Casinos

Most of the tribal casinos we’ve contacted run similar to casinos in Nevada and New Jersey in terms of recruitment.

They have joblines, updated weekly, listing current openings, and they maintain human resources or personnel departments. Many casinos, while still small compared to traditional casinos off reservation lands, do employ several hundred people. They look for the same qualities in their employees as other casinos would – people who demonstrate good customer service skills, work well with the public, and have technical skills, such as the ability to deal one or two games. For more information on getting hired at a casino, Indian gaming or otherwise, be sure to read over the section Hiring for Casinos.

One rather interesting twist with Indian gaming facilities has to do with employee age. Several we contacted had provisions allowing anyone 18 or older to work on the casino floor. This is good news for young aspiring dealers and casino support staff under the age of 21, who would be ineligible at the casinos in Nevada and Atlantic City.

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