Ever had a thought while sitting on a game of blackjack about what it’d be like to be the dealer? It is hardly someone’s dream in middle school to be a casino dealer. But looking at the pristine and glamorous environment that is offered by the nightlife of casinos, being a dealer doesn’t seem like a bad idea, does it? Read through the article to know everything to become a dealer.
The role of a dealer is to control the entire game of the table in a casino or an online gambling site. You will have certain responsibilities as a dealer to make sure the game runs smoothly, accurately and efficiently. The several tasks of a dealer involve:
Setting up the betting table before the game.
Make the table welcoming for new players and make sure they are comfortable.
Ensure the exchange and positions of the chips before and through the game.
Remind the players of the rules in case of any confusion and also ensure that the bets are within the limits of the table.
Maintain a fast-paced and smooth game by handling cards, chips, money, and other equipment properly.
Keep a mental record of the bets placed, transactions and the win and loss of bets by players.
Handle the ethics of the table and report any illegal activity to the floor manager immediately.
Beware of the professional blackjack players to ensure they aren’t card counting.
Essential Skills and Qualities
To be able to handle the rich customers, you need certain skills and charm to impress them and keep them glued to their seats. You will be dealing with a variety of personalities throughout your sessions, for which you will need to have
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Exceptional customer service skills
Great team working skills
Polite, tactful and friendly behaviour
Ability to think quickly and make fast calculations
Ability to concentrate for long periods
Ability to manage any complaints and difficult situations in a professional manner
Well-groomed and smart personality
Reasonable mental arithmetic agility
Ability to distinguish different colours
Good money management and trustworthy qualities
Physical endurance to stand throughout your shift
Working hours and salary
Working Hours and Conditions will depend on the casino you will be working in. At times you will get morning shifts which can be from 11 am to 7 pm, or you can be in night shift from 7 pm to 3 am. The downside is that you will have more workload in public holidays as that is when the casino will entertain the most crowd.
A professional dealer can have a salary from 15,000 dollars t0 20,000 dollars depending on the region. Apart from which if they are lucky enough to find generous customers, they can earn more than their salary just by tips.
Once you gain experience in your local casinos, you can see your future in the online casinos as a game inspector, monitoring the performance of the automated dealer bots, which is much more comfortable and all the bonus for the bots will come in your pocket.