Career Opportunities in Casinos and Casino Hotels

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Foreword by Brian Vargas, Vice President of U.S. Trade Shows for Gem Communications, Producers of the World Gaming Congress and Expo.

Gives readers everything they need to know to start an exciting career in the growing casino and gaming industry! This invaluable guide covers 100 specific jobs and provides an overview of the industry and extensive appendixes of professional organizations, schools, associations, unions, and casinos.

Positions profiled include: Casino Manager, Pit Boss, Blackjack Dealer, Director of Casino Marketing, Casino Hotel General Manager, Stage Manager, Hotel Food and Beverage Manager, Director of Human Resources, and Health Club Manager.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816041220
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Career Opportunities Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book ix
Acknowledgments xi
Foreword xiii
Introduction xv
Career Opportunities in Casino Operations and the Gaming Area
Casino Manager 2
Director of Table Games 4
Credit Manager 6
Credit Clerk 8
Cage Cashier 10
Hard Count Attendant 12
Executive Casino Host 14
Casino Host 16
Pit Manager 18
Pit Clerk 20
Floorperson 22
Boxperson 24
Craps Dealer 26
Blackjack Dealer 28
Roulette Dealer 30
Baccarat Dealer 32
Slot Manager 34
Slot Shift Manager 36
Slot Floorperson 38
Slot Repair Manager 40
Slot Mechanic 42
Slot Booth Cashier 44
Change Person 46
Keno Supervisor 48
Keno Writer 50
Keno Runner 52
Poker Room Manager 54
Poker Brushperson 56
Bingo Manager 58
Bingo Floor Supervisor 60
Bingo Paymaster 62
Bingo Caller 64
Bingo Floor Worker 66
Career Opportunities in Casino and Casino Hotel Marketing, Public Relations, and Sales
Director of Casino Marketing 70
Casino Marketing Coordinator 72
Public Relations Director 74
Hotel Publicist 76
Advertising Coordinator 78
Promotions Coordinator 80
Group/Convention Sales Manager 82
Hotel Sales Representative 84
Convention Services Manager 86
Tour and Travel Manager 88
Tour Host 90
Career Opportunities in Casino and Casino Hotel Security and Surveillance
Security Officer 94
Surveillance Officer 96
Career Opportunities in Casino Hotels
Casino Hotel General Manager 100
Reservations Manager 102
Room Reservations Clerk 104
Front Office Manager 106
Front Desk Manager 108
Front Office Clerk 110
Concierge 112
Bell Captain 114
Bellperson 116
Doorperson 118
Valet Attendant 120
Baggage Handler 122
Executive Housekeeper 124
Guest Room Attendant 126
PBX Operator 128
Career Opportunities in Casino and Casino Hotel Entertainment
Stage Manager 132
Sound Technician 134
Lighting Technician 136
Entertainer 138
Career Opportunities in Casino and Casino Hotel Food and Beverage Service
Hotel Food and Beverage Manager 142
Casino Hotel Executive Chef 144
Restaurant Sous Chef 146
Pastry Chef 148
Baker 150
Garde-Manger 152
Casino or Casino Hotel Restaurant Manager 154
Maitre d'Hotel 156
Restaurant Host/Hostess 158
Server 160
Nightclub Manager 162
Bartender/Front of House 164
Bartender/Back of House 166
Cocktail Server 168
Career Opportunities in Casino and Casino Hotel Human Resources Departments
Director of Human Resources 172
Human Resources Clerk 174
Training Manager 176
Compensation and Benefits Manager 178
Benefits Coordinator 180
Employee Relations Manager 182
Casino or Casino Hotel Payroll Clerk 184
Career Opportunities in Casino Hotel Health Clubs and Spas
Health Club Manager 188
Health Club Instructor 190
Career Opportunities in Casino and Casino Hotel Retail Shops
Retail Supervisor/Store Manager 194
Sales Associate--Retail Shop 196
Career Opportunities in Casino and Casino Hotel Support Personnel
Executive Secretary 200
Secretary/Various Departments 202
I Gaming Academies and Dealer Schools 206
II Degree Programs 208
A. Colleges and Universities Offering Majors in Hospitality Administration and Management 208
B. Colleges and Universities Offering Majors in Hotel and Restaurant Management 210
III Trade Associations, Unions, and Other Organizations 215
IV Directory of American Casinos 220
V Directory of Canadian Casinos 243
VI Directory of Cruise Lines 245
VII Gaming Conferences and Expos 246
VIII Seminars and Workshops 248
IX Gaming Industry Web Sites 249
X Bibliography 250
A. Book 250
B. Periodicals 253
About the Author 257
Index 259
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