All casinos have cage cashiers, so opportunities are excellent throughout the country wherever casinos are located. Employment will be driven by the increased popularity of casinos and other gambling establishments. Additionally, according to 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), states that do not currently have legalized gaming may allow new casinos to be built over the next decade in an effort to bring in more tax revenues. This would bring new jobs in the future.
While individuals my find employment in any casino in the world, the greatest number of positions will be located in areas where there is a large concentration of them. These areas include Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Biloxi, Louisiana; Atlantic City, New Jersey; and parts of California. Other regions host commercial and Indian gaming, both land based and riverboat gaming facilities. Cruise ships offer additional opportunities.
Cage cashier jobs are often entry-level positions. However, those candidates with prior experience as cashiers, bank tellers, or handling financial transactions will generally be given priority.
After obtaining some experience, cage cashiers who exhibit supervisory and management skills often climb the career ladder by becoming cage supervisors or shift managers.
Individuals who want to keep climbing the career ladder in this area may gain new skills, training, and/or education, and go into the credit area. Some might, for example, become credit supervisors or credit managers.
Casinos like to promote from within. The best way to advance your career is to get your foot in the door and then look for opportunities of interest to you. It is important to note, that there are no hard and fast rules for climbing the career ladder in the gaming industry. While work performance is important, advancement in many jobs is based on experience, education, training, employee attitude, customer service and of course, individual career aspirations.
Tips for Entry
Jobs as cage cashiers are often advertised on casino job hotlines. Call each casino (or visit their Web site) to get their job hotline phone number. You can also visit casino job Web sites such as Casino Careers (https://www.casinocareers.com/) to search for job openings.
Learn as much as you can about the gaming industry. Visit Web sites such as the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Center for Gaming Research (http://gaming.unlv.edu/) to get the latest gaming news and hear podcasts on various subject regarding the gaming industry.
If you are still in school, get a part time job as a cashier in any industry. It will give you helpful experience dealing with financial transactions and handling money.
Look for casino job fairs hosted by specific casinos. These will give you an opportunity to meet with the casino human resource department representatives, get information, and even be interviewed on the spot. Be sure to dress professionally and bring resumes with you.
Note other languages in which you are fluent on your application or during your interview. While not required, the ability to speak a second language will often give one applicant an edge over another.