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Life As a Gaming Manager

Example of Gaming Manager Job Plan, direct, or coordinate gaming operations in a casino. May formulate house rules.

Gaming Manager Responsibilities

  • Monitor credit extended to players.
  • Explain and interpret house rules, such as game rules or betting limits.
  • Maintain familiarity with all games used at a facility, as well as strategies or tricks employed in those games.
  • Record, collect, or pay off bets, issuing receipts as necessary.
  • Track supplies of money to tables and perform any required paperwork.
  • Direct the distribution of complimentary hotel rooms, meals, or other discounts or free items given to players, based on their length of play and betting totals.

What a Gaming Manager Should Know

When polled, Gaming Managers say the following skills are most frequently used in their jobs:

Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Management of Personnel Resources: Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Types of Gaming Manager Jobs

  • Assistant Casino Shift Manager
  • Casino Manager
  • Slot Manager
  • Slot Operations Director
  • Pit Manager

What Kind of Gaming Manager Job Opportunities Are There?

In the United States, there were 4,500 jobs for Gaming Manager in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 2.2% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 100 new jobs for Gaming Manager by 2026. There will be an estimated 500 positions for Gaming Manager per year.


The states with the most job growth for Gaming Manager are Washington, Oregon, and North Dakota. Watch out if you plan on working in Illinois, Michigan, or West Virginia. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Average Gaming Managers Salary

Gaming Managers make between $47,150 and $134,490 a year.


Gaming Managers who work in New York, Nevada, or Ohio, make the highest salaries.

How much do Gaming Managers make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
California $98,150
Colorado $79,830
Florida $95,690
Indiana $72,690
Iowa $76,140
Louisiana $71,870
Minnesota $66,620
Mississippi $80,390
Missouri $74,740
Nevada $104,550
New Mexico $78,670
New York $103,330
North Dakota $60,380
Ohio $87,470
Oklahoma $63,210
Oregon $77,990
Pennsylvania $87,700
Washington $83,410
West Virginia $96,830
Wisconsin $61,540

What Tools do Gaming Managers Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Gaming Managers:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Web browser software
  • Data entry software
  • Employee scheduling software
  • Human resources management system HRMS

How to Become a Gaming Manager

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Who Employs Gaming Managers?


The table below shows the approximate number of Gaming Managers employed by various industries.



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