The Best Way to Make Money in a Casino

By Ryan Maxwell
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Between the slot machines, table games and video games, there are a great deal of opportunities to turn a small amount of money into a relatively large amount in a short amount of time. However, people more often spend more money in casinos than they get in return. It is for that reason that the best way, by far, to make money in a casino is to work there. Making money gambling is a matter of chance. Making money by working there is a matter of fact.

Go to the Human Resources offices of your local casino. Recruiters and other HR personnel are available to assist you in the application process. When filling out your application, match your qualifications with the requirements on the job description and include them in your application.

Apply to become a security officer. As of 2010, casino security can earn anywhere from $10 to $25 an hour on average. Playing a single hand of blackjack, your odds of winning are 43.31 percent. Working a single day as a security guard, the odds of earning are 100 percent. Gaining experience as a security officer at a casino also makes for significant resume fodder for future job searches. By demonstrating your ability to be trustworthy and professional around large sums of money, future employers will find you to be more appealing than those who lack that experience.

Apply to become a bartender or server. Bartenders and servers can earn significant amounts of money through tips alone. As long as people come to gamble, they will continue to purchase drinks and food. The better your service is, the better your tips can be.

Apply to become a dealer. As of 2010, a skilled dealer can make anywhere from $30,000 to $60,000 a year. Players often tip a dealer after a good game. Many smaller casinos even offer in-house training for those who wish to become dealers. Dealers also have the opportunity for advancement within the casino. Dealers have the potential to become floor managers, then pit bosses and can work all the way up to the position of casino boss.

About the Author

Ryan Maxwell began his professional freelance writing career in 2009. He is a former U.S. Army military police officer, as well as a published poet and photographer. While attending Finlandia University, Maxwell majored in criminal justice with a minor in English studies. Ryan is also very skilled in computer maintenance, upgrade and repair with almost 20 years of experience.