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Gaming Occupations


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 1.7 million jobs in 40 states.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Casino Manager, or Director of Table Games, or Executive Casino Host


Cage Cashier, or Keno Writer, or Dealer

Slot Cashier or Keno Runner