Working for Online Casinos
Online casinos are big business around the world with many websites bringing in millions of dollars every month! At any given moment anywhere from hundreds to thousands of players will be rolling the dice and turning the slots with a click of their mouse literally all over the world. Note: This form of gambling is illegal in the U.S.
If you are currently looking for work and have considered casino employment it might not be a bad idea to try to cash in on the new spin of the gambling craze: online casinos.
There are many different avenues that one may try to find work in this type of business. Reputable online gambling sites will sink a lot of money into their website to make sure their players have the best time possible while gambling for them.
It seems every new online casino that pops up has strived to be “more life like” than the others. Graphic Artists work with Computer Programmers to make games as appealing to the player as possible. This avenue of work can be quite exciting to be a part of as well as rewarded handsomely.
Websites don’t magically run without support of Internet Technicians. Games will have bugs and data collections servers will go awry. These things are bad for business. The website’s owners will strive to resolve these problems immediately. Therefore, IT staff can be in a good position to negotiate a great deal of money if they decide to work on an online gambling site.
The Not so Obvious:
Customer support can and should be a major decisive factor in choosing to gamble with an online casino. Many of the casino websites have 24-hour customer service support that can assist customers by phone, fax or e-mail. Customer Support staff mainly assist players with questions regarding problems that are occurring with games, registration and payouts.
Many online casinos also have a customer retention department. Customer service reps communicate with their casino players with the goal of making sure these players are happy playing at the casino – win or lose! The job is similar to a Casino Host at a land based casino, except that your communication is usually via phone. If you have good people skills, this is often a great area to work in.
There are so many online casinos to choose from today the competition can be fierce. Advertising and Marketing are an online casino’s way of shouting to the world who they are and entice potential players to gamble at their Internet casino. Advertising and Marketing are vital to the success of the online gambling site and can be very lucrative for the individuals working in these positions.
Conglomerations or corporations own big name online casino websites. Like any big company these corporations need experienced Executives to help direct and run their operation. This type of position would be good for someone who would like to make the move from land based casino operation to online casinos or Executives from other internet companies that would like to make a switch into the online casino business.
Every online gambler wants to know how they will be paid their winnings. Online payment services are also riding the wave of the Internet casino craze making it profitable to work for these companies as well. Look into job opportunities with the companies that are used for secure banking methods for Internet casinos and gamblers.
Each online casino you visit has used a type of software that will either allow the player to download for free or play live on the Internet. The downloadable software is more advanced. It might be a good idea if you are considering working in the IT, Graphic Artist or Computer Programming department to check with the actual casino software companies that are predominant in the online casino business.
Where to Look:
Now that you know what type of positions are available:
- Graphic Artist
- Computer Programmers
- Customer Support
- Advertising & Marketing
- Payment or Data Collections Services
You may want to check out the vendors who supply these services to the online casinos independently. A very good website to start with is www.casinocity.com at the bottom of the homepage they offer a resource for people who already work in the online casino industry. Various websites of vendors who supply the above positions to internet casinos can be found and researched as well as a “Who’s Who” section with key names and contact info for various vendor companies.
Check out the casino employment listing on JobMonkey.