Gaming supervisors, or pit bosses, supervise gaming operations and personnel in an assigned area. They circulate among tables and observe operations and ensure that stations and games are covered for each shift. They may also explain and interpret operating rules of the house to patrons, plan and organize activities for guests in hotels or casinos, and address service complaints.
Thirty states require a license to work as a gaming supervisor. On average, these laws require a fee of $462. In addition, almost two-thirds of states (19) set a minimum age of either 18 or 21. These requirements make the gaming supervisor occupation the 83rd most burdensome of the 102 occupations studied here. However, because gaming supervisors are licensed by over half of states, the occupation ranks as the 56th most widely and onerously licensed.
License fees vary greatly across states, from $0 in Connecticut to $3,150 in California. Ten 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.
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