When to Look for Casino Opportunities
A key principle for landing a job in this business pertains to timing. You know - being at the right place at the right time.
Our area is great for people breaking into the business. Casinos recruit from a lot of nearby college campuses, looking for students who want to earn some quick cash over the summer. That's the busy time here. They send new recruits to a two-week dealer school and then put them on the floor working. By the end of the summer, these new dealers know the business inside out and have a pretty good bankroll, too. That is, if they can avoid the gaming tables themselves.
Others still receive promotions, creating entry-level openings. But the number one reason for employment opportunities relates directly to the tremendous growth of the industry.
Besides contacting the casinos included on our Job Board, keep attuned to what's happening around the country as local governments debate gaming issues. Obviously we can't list casinos not yet built or pinpoint where new ones will appear, but you can review media reports, looking for news of additional states or cities legalizing gambling. It doesn't take long for gambling establishments to come to town once the legalities fall into place.
All indications point toward a robust industry well into the next millennium as more and more communities embrace gambling as a way to generate tax revenues. With the rush of new places predicted to open in a recovering economy, employment for those who do their homework looks like a sure thing down the line.