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GAMING DEALERS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Operate table games. Stand or sit behind table and operate games of chance by dispensing the appropriate number of cards or blocks to players, or operating other gaming equipment. Distribute winnings or collect players' money or chips. May compare the house's hand against players' hands.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Supervise staff and monitor gambling tables to ensure security of the game.
  • Exchange paper currency for playing chips or coin money.
  • Pay winnings or collect losing bets as established by the rules and procedures of a specific game.
  • Deal cards to house hands, and compare these with players' hands to determine winners, as in black jack.
  • Conduct gambling games, such as dice, roulette, cards, or keno, following all applicable rules and regulations.
  • Check to ensure that all players have placed bets before play begins.
  • Stand behind a gaming table and deal the appropriate number of cards to each player.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people..
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions..
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders..
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media..
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Short-term on-the-job training (short demonstration up to one month)
 
License Authority for Casino Employees Class I-A (Gaming position):  (License details)
 
  Division of Special Revenue (consolidated with Consumer Protection)
Gaming Division
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT   006106 -01630
(860) 713-6000
email: dcp.licenseservices@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?a=4107&q=480854

 
License Authority for Legalized Gaming Class I (State-regulated gaming):  (License details)
 
  Division of Special Revenue (consolidated with Consumer Protection)
Gaming Division
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT   006106 -01630
(860) 713-6000
email: dcp.licenseservices@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?a=4107&q=480854

 
Wage Information:
 
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 2,940 2,200 -2.8% 79
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, but the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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