Gambling Dealers


Also called : Black Jack Dealer, Blackjack Dealer, Card Dealer, Casino Dealer, Dealer, Dual Rate Dealer, Games Dealer, Poker Dealer, Table Games Dealer, Twenty-One Dealer

What they do


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 gambling equipment. Distribute winnings or collect players' money or chips. May compare the house's hand against players' hands.

On the job, one would


  • Check to ensure that all players have placed bets before play begins.

  • Inspect cards and equipment to be used in games to ensure that they are in good condition.

  • Deal cards to house hands, and compare these with players' hands to determine winners, as in black jack.

  • Stand behind a gaming table and deal the appropriate number of cards to each player.

  • Apply rule variations to card games such as poker, in which players bet on the value of their hands.

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.

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.

  • Service Orientation
    Actively looking for ways to help people.

  • 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.

ABILITIES


  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

  • Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

  • Speech Recognition
    The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

  • Near Vision
    The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.

  • Self-Control
    Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

  • Stress Tolerance
    Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

  • Social Orientation
    Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

  • Concern for Others
    Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

  • Adaptability/Flexibility
    Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

  • Independence
    Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Electronic mail software

  • Office suite software

  • Spreadsheet software

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Preparation

    Some Preparation Needed

  • Education

    High school diploma.

  • Experience

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed.

  • Jobtraining

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

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