Slot supervisors or slot key persons supervise and coordinate activities of slot machine workers to provide service to patrons, handle and settle players’ complaints, and verify and report payoff jackpots. This report looks at the requirements for supervisors or key employees only, not those for the slot machine technicians working under them.
License required by 28 states
82nd most burdensome licensing requirements
62nd most widely and onerously licensed occupation
Twenty-eight states require a license to work as a slot supervisor. On average, these laws require a fee of $467. In addition, about two-thirds of states (19) set a minimum age of either 18 or 21. These requirements make the slot supervisor occupation the 82nd most burdensome of the 102 occupations studied here. However, because slot supervisors are licensed by over half of states, the occupation ranks as the 62nd most widely and onerously licensed.
License fees vary greatly across states, from $0 in Connecticut to $3,150 in California. Nine states have fees totaling $500 or more (five states have fees totaling $1,000 or more). Fees are so high because some states—including California, Colorado and Massachusetts—require large initial deposits ($2,400, $1,000 and $1,000, respectively) for background checks. After completing the background check, the state returns anything remaining of the deposit.