Online Gambling Specialists
Major online gambling companies include Penn National Gaming, DraftKings, FanDuel Group, Caesars Entertainment, Flutter, Entain, Bet365 Group Ltd., Scientific Games, IGT, and 888 Holdings PLC. Employment opportunities are also available at companies that provide services to these businesses. Some specialists start their own consulting firms.
Many gambling businesses hire recent college graduates for entry-level positions. Students often attract the interest of a hiring manager after performing well during an internship or co-op experience. They can also learn about job openings by meeting with company representatives at career fairs, by receiving job leads from members of their personal and professional networks, by creating a LinkedIn profile and getting noticed by recruiters, and by contacting IGaming companies directly about employment opportunities.
Advancement comes in the form of pay raises and promotions to higher-level positions. For example, an entry-level software developer can advance to the position of lead developer and then to project manager, chief technology officer, and so on. Some specialists advance by launching their own firms to provide services to their former employers and other IGaming companies. This route has the potential to be very lucrative and rewarding, but specialists considering this path should realize that they will have to work extremely hard to build and market their business and that there is no promise of long-term job security as a consultant.
Tips for Entry
Check out Get to Know Gaming (https://www.americangaming.org/get-to-know-gaming) to learn more about the gambling industry.
Visit the following Web sites for job listings:
Be willing to relocate. It may open more opportunities.