A Fascinating Behind-the-Scenes Look at Online Casino DealersBy
You've heard of the casino pit boss, but have you ever wondered what the online version of that job is like? A decade ago, online casino employees were mostly ex-military personnel, but these days they are much more diverse. But online casino dealers still have a lot of the same duties that their land-based counterparts do. They are responsible for dealing cards, making sure the rules are being followed, keeping an eye on the game and making sure that everyone is having a good time.
And like their land-based counterparts, online casino dealers get to be the ones who break ties and make sure that the hands are complete. They also have to be good at math, fast and they have to be really good at paying attention.
In other words, a good online casino dealer has a lot in common with a pit boss. But now we're talking about a few of the best online casino dealers, many of whom have been with their particular online casinos for over a decade.
What it takes to be a good online casino dealer
Casino dealer Lauren Delacruz has been with her casino for a long time. She's been an online casino dealer for 12 years, during which time she's dealt to countless gamblers, so it's safe to say that she knows her stuff.
"There are a lot of similarities between dealing online and dealing in a brick-and-mortar casino," Lauren says. "In both cases, you have to be on the ball and alert to everything that's going on at the table."
But the main difference is how the online casino dealers deal with the players. In a brick-and-mortar casino, the pit boss can just go and look up how much a player has won.
When they are online, they have to deal with the same players who might play on several different sites. So they have to keep all of the information in their heads.
"We have to deal with players who have been with us for a long time, so we have to remember who they are," Lauren says. "We also have to remember who has the biggest losses, so that we can give them the biggest winnings."
Online casino dealers in the US have to have a specific skill set, Lauren says. Besides being quick and smart, they have to be able to follow the rules, they have to be proficient at math and they have to be really good at dealing cards.
At her casino, Lauren is a supervisor and trains the new dealers. She also has to do some marketing and recruiting.
"We always have to be on the lookout for new dealers, as we have so many players who play on multiple sites," Lauren says. "So we have to have enough people to deal to everybody."
Online casino dealers enjoy dealing to the gamblers
Lauren says that she loves the job and wouldn't trade it for anything.
"I have the best job in the world," Lauren says. "I'm always interacting with people and I'm always having fun. The pay is very good and I have a lot of benefits."
Lauren is fortunate to work for a casino where she has been a dealer for so long.
"I like my casino and it's nice to know that I have a job here for as long as I want," Lauren says. "I love dealing to the gamblers. We have a lot of good players and they are really fun to deal to."
For online casino dealers, there are some special perks
"I get a lot of comps, both for myself and for my family," Lauren says. "I also get a lot of free food, so I'm always eating out. And I get a lot of free play, so I can play the games online. Plus, I can't complain about the money I make."
Working as an online casino dealer is a good job for anyone who likes to be around people and likes to be busy. It's a good entry-level job for someone who is just entering the casino world.
And it's also a good job for people who like to travel. In many of the major casinos, you can go from one state to another, working in different locations. So you can get to see a lot of the country.
And since the work is seasonal, you can work in the winter and make a lot of money, then go on vacation during the summer.
Or you can work in an online casino in a casino in the winter and work in a brick-and-mortar casino in the summer.
Online casino dealers are also very aware of the future of the casino industry. There is a lot of talk about how online gambling will go into the sports world, and how that will affect the traditional brick-and-mortar casinos.
But the online casino dealers don't seem to be worried about this. They seem to know that they will always have a job, because online gambling is here to stay.