Gaming dealers, or card dealers, operate table games. They stand or sit behind a table and operate games of chance by dispensing the appropriate number of cards or blocks to players or operating other gaming equipment. They distribute winnings or collect players’ money or chips and may compare the house’s hand against players’ hands.
License required by 28 states
87th most burdensome licensing requirements
64th most widely and onerously licensed occupation
Twenty-eight states require a license to work as a gaming dealer. Every state except Connecticut requires a fee, which averages $174, and almost two-thirds of states (17) set a minimum age of either 18 or 21. No state requires any education or experience or exams. These requirements make the gaming dealer occupation the 87th most burdensome of the 102 occupations studied here. However, because gaming dealers are licensed by over half of states, the occupation ranks as the 64th most widely and onerously licensed.