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Jobs Outlook: Gaming Cage Workers




Employment of gaming cage workers is expected to increase about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2012. Opportunities for gaming cage workers depend on the health of the gaming industry. The industry as a whole is strong, and demand will remain high as gambling becomes a more popular and acceptable leisure pursuit. New casinos will continue to be built on Indian reservations and in States that currently do not have any casinos. Gaming cage workers, however, will not fare as well as others in the gaming industry, because many of the newer casinos are going cashless and using debitlike cards instead. However, a fair number of job openings will result from high turnover in this occupation due to the high level of scrutiny workers receive and the need to be accurate. Persons with good mathematics abilities, some background in accounting or bookkeeping, and good customer service skills should have the best opportunities.