How Much Do Casino Dealers Make Including Tips?


Casinos are very fun places to be at. The constant fun and games, the always on setting, the night club aesthetic 24 hours a day, seven days a week: it is definitely a good vibes only sort of place. So there is a chance that people might try to get a job at casinos as dealers. Think about it, you can play what they are playing and not worry too much about losing because you have the house on your side. But how good is such a job? How much would you get? Here is some info about how casino dealers go about their lives.

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Daily Wage

Most people who deal in casinos work for daily wage. It is not such an impressive amount, you might probably only get 8 to 10 dollars per hour. Even while working for 40 hours a week, you would only make sixteen to twenty thousand a month, which is barely enough for rent even if you are living with a roommate in a cheap apartment. Most dealers make their fair share of dough with tips. The better the service, the greater will be the tip. In other words, it can be said that if you are not a people person, being a casino dealer is probably a bad idea. The hourly wage for dealers does not change with the game they are dealing, meaning that poker dealers make almost as much as roulette dealers. The same applies for craps, baccarat, Gai Pow, etc. However, experience does give the dealers a bit more money from the house, and since they know their way around all sorts of people, tips might be a bit more too. People do not actually work for 40 hours a week ideally, because most people see card dealing as a part time job for making a few extra bucks.

Perks And Drawbacks

Perks And Drawbacks

One of the best things about being a dealer is that there is no need for a degree. You can get a certificate of vocation for a 2 month course, and that should get you started somewhere. Also, if you are a night owl, looking to work the night shift can be advantageous because the night shift has fewer people and managers are always finding it difficult to cover for an employee leaving, or on leave. Dealers usually get 30 minute breaks for 90 minutes of work. This amounts to 2 hours of free time for 8 hours of work, which is unlike a lot of other jobs.

There are also drawbacks. At the table, the dealer may have to deal standing up on their feet for long periods of time. If dealing poker, an extra cushion on the chair would go a long way. The pay for such hectic work isn’t that great either.