Riverboat Casino Jobs
The riverboat casinos we’ve contacted run similar to casinos in Nevada and New Jersey in terms of recruitment.
They have joblines, websites with updated job boards, and they maintain human resources or personnel departments. Many casinos, while smaller than some of land-based resort casinos, do employ several hundred people and should be included in your employment search. In fact, the numbers are quite impressive. There have been as many as 8,000 riverboat casino jobs generating $175 million in wages in Louisiana during good economic times and before Hurricane Katrina. Similarly, Indiana’s riverboat casinos have reportedly provided 4,000 jobs, paying out $88 million in wages per year.
Hiring managers look for the same qualities in their employees as other casinos would – people who demonstrate good customer service skills and work well with the public, and those who have technical skills, such as the ability to deal one or two games. Those riverboats that actually cruise in open water will also need experienced crew.