The gaming industry supports gambling as a form of recreation in such venues as traditional casinos, riverboats, Native American reservation casinos, racing tracks, and state lotteries. Gaming employees, running the gamut from entry-level service workers to game dealers to casino and track managers, are needed to keep such facilities operating smoothly. In fact the American Gaming Association (AGA) says that there are more than 200 distinct careers available at casinos. According to the AGA, the U.S. casino industry supports 1.8 million jobs...
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Wages for this occupation vary depending on the job. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, gaming industry workers earned the following mean annual salaries in May 2018:
- gaming dealers, $23,070
- gaming change persons and booth cashiers, $27,220
- gaming and sport book writers and runners, $27,640
- gaming cage workers, $28,980
Some gaming workers may sit while working, but most remain on their feet throughout their shift. Dealers stationed at tables for players with disabilities are able to sit since such tables are positioned lower than others to accommodate wheelchairs. The newer casinos, particularly in Las Vegas, are larger than ever before, and many casinos are open until late in the evening or 24 hours a day. A...
Employment in the gaming industry is expected to increase by 5 percent (or about as fast as the average for all careers) through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The public's interest in gambling, new gaming venues, and the growth of casinos throughout the country have kept this industry growing for the past few decades, although there is an increasing risk of oversaturati...