Live dealer games have quickly become the next big thing in online casinos. They are available everywhere, from the smaller online casinos to giants of the gambling world such as Royal Vegas Casino. Put simply, live dealer games (often blackjack and roulette) are part-real and part-virtual games that offer players an immersive experience in the comfort of their own homes.
These games use real dealers, real tables and real cards, with the players and their bets providing the virtual aspect. With real dealers needed, just how do experienced or aspiring croupiers go about getting a job as a live dealer in an online casino? As we shall discover the process is not too different to the process of applying for a dealing job in a real casino, but there are a few differences and experience isn’t the only thing that you will need.
There are many ways that you can apply for a job as a live dealer and most of these work the same as any other job. That is to say that you will need a CV and you will also need to hunt though the job sites, finding one that suits. If you Google “Live Dealer Jobs”, or search for “Live Dealer” on the biggest job sites, then you will find available jobs around the world.
You can also contact the companies directly, but remember that online casinos license software from elsewhere, which is to say that they don’t own or run the games themselves, but license them from the developers. In the case of Royal Vegas Casino, who we mentioned previously, they use Microgaming, who own the longest running casino software and were also one of the first (if not the first) online casino. That means that although the live dealer games are on the Royal Vegas Casino website, you would need to get in touch with Microgaming to see if they have any live dealer jobs available for you.
Microgaming are not the only ones who run these games, as they are common with all casino software developers and are becoming more and more common as time goes on. Other big developers that you should consider include Playtech, who are in close contention with Microgaming when it comes to being the biggest and most popular; Net Entertainment, who have attracted a great deal of attention over the last few years with some fantastic slot machines; Realtime Gaming, who have been developing casino games for over 15 years; BetSoft, who pioneered 3D slots and continue to create new and exciting casino games; and many more. If you fail with one of them then simply get in touch with the next, leaving your CV with as many of them as you can.
You should also consider taking a few pictures of yourself dealing in formal dress. Put on your friendliest smile and try to look your best, because as we shall discover, this might have more of an impact on their decision to hire you, than all of the spiel in your CV.
The Right Look
Of course, anyone can apply for a job in an online casino, anyone can learn to deal cards and there are also a number of people out there who have experience dealing cards in real casinos. However, online casinos are looking for a specific type of dealer, and not everyone fits that role. If you have ever played in a live dealer casino then you’ll know exactly what we’re referring to.
Online casinos want to keep players at the table and they know that the vast majority of those players are adult males, so they hire young and attractive females. In the case of Royal Vegas Casino, who have one of the most popular live dealer games, they choose young women who smile a lot and look good in long black dresses. They also have an option where players can play with dealers wearing bunny ears, which further proves that as far as online casinos are concerned, live dealer games are all about aesthetics.
If you don’t have the right look, then you might not stand a chance at getting a job as a live dealer just yet. However, as these games become more popular and more widespread, there will undoubtedly be a call for dealers with a little more variety in the looks department. There are women who play this game after all don’t forget, and many of them would probably prefer to see young men dealing them their cards and spinning the roulette wheel. As more and more dealers are hired and it becomes difficult to find people who have the look, the professionalism and the skills, then it seems likely that all competent dealers will be considered.
For now though, if you want to be a live dealer, then you really need to be young, attractive and female.