I was a bit flabbergasted when I researched this question. As of 2018, a dealer at a high end casino can make as much as $100K, while at smaller casinos they can bring home half that much. The average pay per hour is about $25. I was also curious if dealers were covered by Health Insurance. As it turns out, “many casinos are part of very large corporations, and they offer excellent benefits. Bonuses and 401K match programs are second only to medical benefits. Many casinos also offer tuition reimbursement for job-related college classes." In fact, dealers get a pretty good “deal” when it comes to working for a major casino.
What Does the Future Hold for Casino Dealers?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “the employment outlook for casino dealers is projected to be about 2% through 2026. The slow growth rate is a result of the popularity of gambling establishments growing at a similar rate. It's expected that states without casinos will build casinos to increase state tax revenue for more state funding of projects. The slow growth can also be attributed to the number of online casinos that have literally taken over the gambling world. However, if you have the qualities needed to become a dealer and pass the training and hiring process, you should be able to find employment as a casino dealer in the future.” Not a very bright future, but hopefully with sports betting now legalized, and more states hopefully building more casinos in 2019, the prospect of employment should be a whole lot better. Here’s even better news: “Although jobs are expected to open as workers leave the occupation, strong competition is expected for jobs at casinos. Those with work experience in customer service at a hotel or resort should have better job prospects because of the importance of customer service in casinos.”