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Working As A Poker Dealer

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Repetitive

  • $19,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Poker Dealer Do At Penn National Gaming

* Hollywood Casino Aurora Core Values
* Departmental, property and company policies and standards
* Illinois Gaming Board requirements
* Sarbanes
* Oxley
* Internal Controls
* Assisting guests in learning games
* Attending departmental and company meetings as required
* To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set
* Must be 21 years of age
* High school diploma or equivalent
* Ability to read, write, comprehend and speak English
* Ability to perform basic mathematical operations, including calculating discounts, interest, commissions and apply to practical situations
* Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
* Physical mobility with reasonable accommodations including ability to push, pull, carry and lift up to 10 lbs
* Something to leave you with
* Penn National Gaming is more than you may realize.
* We have properties throughout the United States and Canada and are embarking on an aggressive growth mode.
* Our departments and areas of opportunity are ideal for just about any skill set.
* And our company-wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment.
* Now that you have read about who we are, here is your opportunity to see what we're about

What Does A Poker Dealer Do At LFP, Inc.

* Deal Poker games efficiently and professionally, ensuring that all payoffs are accurate.
* Acknowledge and greet customers and guests in a friendly, warm and courteous manner.
* Maintain the integrity of the games.
* Accurately gather collections and place in the drop box.
* Be aware of all wagering activity.
* Ascertain the value of the hand that you are reading, and announce it clearly.
* Kill" all losing hands before awarding the pot.
* Abide by and adhere to the rules, policies and procedures in the Poker Dealer’s Guide.
* Alert the Floorperson in the event of a gaming dispute, or to make a gaming decision.
* Inform the Floorperson of any suspicious or unusual activity.
* Be aware of any empty seats at the table and notify the Floorperson.
* Attend pre-shift meetings on time and in full uniform ready to work, no exceptions.
* Never indicate that tips, “tokes” or gratuities are expected for service.
* Ensure that no second language is spoken at the table during play of the hand.
* Maintain a professional appearance and attitude at all times.
* Must be able to clearly articulate to the Floorperson any incidents that may occur at the gaming tables.
* Must be able to learn and deal new games as required.
* Remember you have the players’ attention for the full time you are dealing the game, so do your best to make a lasting impression.
* The position will require you to work in a smoking environment.
* Perform all other work-related duties as assigned by the Casino Shift Manager

What Does A Poker Dealer Do At Las Vegas Sands Corp.

* Arrive for shift on time and in proper uniform.
* Exhibit consistent proficiency in dealing the game of Poker
* Protects and control game being dealt.
* Follow all PGCB Rules and Regulations related to the game of Poker
* Conducts the games in accordance with Departmental policies and procedures, handling player transactions and notifying Poker Supervisor of any irregularities.
* Advises Poker Supervisor of any player disputes or arguments that may arise during the game.
* Informs Poker Supervisor of important or relevant facts regarding specific players.
* Transports cash to the Poker room cage or the Poker cashier window at the main cage for dealers or patrons of the Poker room to be exchanged for value chips.
* Properly use equipment, tools or systems to complete assigned tasks and complies with company safety standards.
* Develop a working knowledge of any PGCB rules, regulations and Internal Controls applicable to your position.
* Complete all paperwork in accordance with PGCB and approved Sands’ standards.
* Read and understand the Sands Compulsive and Problem Gambling Plan with regards to how to conduct business in this position and specifically the regulations prohibiting service to minors and/or intoxicated persons.
* Provide superior customer service to all internal and external customers in compliance with the Sands’ Standards of Steel customer service standards.
* Adhere to and complies with both departmental and overall property policies and procedures.
* Perform any other related duties as

What Does A Poker Dealer Do At Wynn Las Vegas

* Wynn Resorts is a Fortune 500 company led by hospitality industry visionary Steve Wynn.
* Currently operating in the top two casino gaming markets in the world, Wynn is financially stable and growth oriented.
* Our 12,000 employees at our Wynn Las Vegas and Encore properties have helped us win more Forbes Travel Guide Five
* Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world.
* Wynn resorts are known for their innovative design, luxury offerings, and exceptional guest service.
* Joining Wynn means working for a leader in the global resort industry, one that has set today’s standards and will likely define them tomorrow.
* Responsibilities:
* The Wynn Las Vegas Poker room has 26 tables which presents a friendly, welcoming environment.
* Wynn Poker maintains lists electronically and features an I Phone Application that enables players to know what is going on in the poker room 24/7, as well as, their place on any list in the room.
* Responsible for accurately dealing all variations of Poker and assisting in keeping the Poker Room clean and orderly

What Does A Poker Dealer Do At Penn National Gaming

* Provide friendly, fast, and helpful customer service, through the consistent practice and delivery of Red Carpet Customer Service to all guests and team members.
* Ability to deal poker in order to provide a courteous and entertaining experience.
* Accept direction during day to day operations to ensure department standards and operational guidelines within the Poker area are met.
* Initiate courteous and friendly conversation with guests and provides game instructions to guests upon request or as assigned to encourage game activity.
* Sponsor new dealers as needed in order to provide new hires with adequate on the job training.
* Protect the integrity of the game through visual observation of all guests and game layout
* Responsible to maintain a clean, organized work area including wiping down poker tables and picking up dirty glasses and ashtrays from empty seats.
* Present oneself as a credit to the Company and encourages others to do the same.
* Performs accurate chip transactions.
* Observe all customer bets.
* Notify Poker Leadership immediately of any irregularities or any customer requests which are outside of a Poker Dealer's authority or knowledge.
* Meet department uniform, appearance and grooming requirements.
* Must adhere to regulatory, department and company policies
* Perform all job duties in a safe and responsible manner.
* Perform other job related and compatible duties as assigned.
* To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

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How To Become A Poker Dealer

Most gaming jobs require a high school diploma or equivalent. Some casinos may require gaming managers to have a college degree. In addition, all gaming services workers must have excellent customer-service skills.


Gaming dealers, gaming supervisors, sports book writers and runners, and slot supervisors typically need a high school diploma or equivalent. Educational requirements for gaming managers, however, differ by casino. Although some casinos may only require a high school diploma or equivalent, others require gaming managers to have a college degree. Those who choose to pursue a degree may study hotel management, hospitality, or accounting in addition to taking formal management classes.


Individual casinos or other gaming establishments have their own training requirements. New gaming dealers may be sent to gaming school for a few weeks to learn a casino game, such as blackjack or craps. These schools teach the rules and procedures of the game, as well as state and local laws and regulations related to the game.

Although gaming school is primarily for new employees, some experienced dealers have to go to gaming school if they want to be trained in a new casino game.

Completing gaming school before being hired may increase a prospective dealer’s chances of being hired, but it does not guarantee a job. Casinos usually audition prospective dealers for open positions to assess their personal qualities.

Gaming and sports book writers and runners usually do not have to go to gaming school. They can be trained by the casino in less than 1 month. The casino teaches them state and local laws and regulations related to the game, as well the particulars of their job, such as keno calling.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Gaming services workers must be licensed by a state regulatory agency, such as a state casino control board or gaming commission. Licensing requirements for supervisory or managerial positions may differ from those for gaming dealers, gaming and sports book writers and runners, and all other gaming workers. However, all applicants for a license must provide photo identification and pay a fee. They must also typically pass an extensive background check and drug test. Failure to pass the background check may prevent candidates from getting a job or a gaming license.

Age requirements also vary by state. For specific licensing requirements, visit the state’s gaming commission website.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Gaming and slot supervisors and gaming managers usually have several years of experience working in a casino. Gaming supervisors often have experience as a dealer or in the customer outreach department of the casino. Slot supervisors usually have experience as a slot technician or slot attendant. Some also may have worked in entry-level marketing or customer-service positions.


Gaming managers are often promoted from positions as slot or gaming supervisors. They also may be moved from a management job in another part of the resort, such as hospitality, after learning about casino operations through an internship or on-the-job training.

Gaming dealers can advance to gaming supervisors and eventually managers. A slot supervisor can also advance to gaming manager.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Gaming services workers must be able to explain the rules of the game to customers and answer any questions they have. Simple misunderstandings can cost a customer a lot of money and damage the reputation of the casino.

Customer-service skills. All gaming jobs involve a lot of interaction with customers. The success or failure of a casino depends on how customers view the casino, making customer service important for all gaming services occupations.

Leadership skills. Gaming managers and supervisors oversee other gaming services workers and must be able to guide them in doing their jobs and developing their skills.

Math skills. Because they deal with large amounts of money, many casino workers must be good at math.

Organizational skills. Gaming managers and supervisors must be well organized to handle administrative and other tasks required in overseeing gaming services workers.

Patience. All gaming services workers have to be able to keep their composure when they handle a customer who becomes upset or breaks a rule. They also must be patient in dealing with equipment failure of malfunction.

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Poker Dealer Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Chinese

  • Cantonese

  • Mandarin

  • Swedish

  • French

  • Kurdish

  • Bulgarian

  • Portuguese

  • Vietnamese

  • Venetian

  • Macedonian

  • Serbian

  • Korean

  • Croatian

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Top Poker Dealer Skills

  1. Poker Room
  2. Limit Hold'Em
  3. Poker Floor
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Job description: dealing poker, meeting and greeting customers in the poker room.
  • Analyze all customer play and transaction in shift and inform Poker Floor manager of any discrepancies.
  • Experienced in dealing live games such as Texas Hold'em, 7 Card Stud, Omaha and Omaha Hi/Low.
  • Experience includes: Texas Hold 'em Omaha (Hi/Lo and Pot Limit), Stud, Pineapple and Crazy Pineapple.
  • Explained house rules, such as game rules and betting limits, to patrons.

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