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Job Explained: Live Dealer

Job Explained: Live Dealer

Mon 29 Apr 2019

What is a Live Dealer? How much do Live Dealers earn? How do you get your first job as a Live Dealer, and what’s the long term career potential? In this job explained profile, we explore everything you need to know about Live Dealer jobs...

What is a live dealer?

Live Dealers will host a suite of casino games including Live Blackjack, Live Roulette, Live Poker and Live Bacccarat which can be viewed via streamed video link or broadcasted TV network. Players can make real-time betting decisions and communicate with the dealer using a text chat function. A Live Dealer will interact with players, keep them entertained and maintain the highest professional standard to ensure fair play is maintained at all times.

You may also come across these job titles similar to Live Dealers:

  • Games Presenter 
  • Live Dealer
  • Casino Host 
  • Casino Dealer
  • Poker Dealer 
  • Table Host
  • Live Casino Manager

What does a Live Dealer do in the online gambling sector?

Live Dealers broadcast a variety of live casino games on camera for 1000s of players worldwide. Within online gambling, video-streamed casino tables are one of the fast-growing sub-sectors. Live Dealers provide the forefront of interactive customer experience and as brand ambassadors participate in media campaigns.

The pros and cons of becoming a Live Dealer:

PROs

CONs

  • Entry-level career opportunity in the gaming industry
  • Ideal for those eager to learn the ropes of media, TV and broadcasting
  • Full training programme provided
  • Additional benefits and perks
  • Requires strong presentation and communication skills
  • Must be flexible, including working evenings and weekends

How much do Live Dealers earn?

Starting positions as a Live Dealer in online gambling average £22,000 plus benefits and training. More senior leadership positions can command up to £50,000+, including bonuses.

What qualifications do you need to become a live dealer?

Live Dealers come from a range of professional backgrounds, however usually the entry criteria include the following:

  • Previous casino experience desired (not required)
  • (If above entry-level) Experience in industry dealing with commercial and operational departments
  • Key Skills including excellent customer service, numeric minded, natural desire to entertain and strong communication (Preferably English +1 other European language)

How do I get a job as a Live Dealer?

Live Dealers are increasingly sought-after by online casino and gaming operators. You’ll find Live Dealer Jobs advertised online, including entry-level jobs. Be sure to include any relevant experience when writing your CV - and don’t forget to send us a copy too, as we often have opportunities across Europe, Asia and beyond.

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