Careers in the Online Bingo Industry
There are many careers and positions that one can pursue in the Gambling Industry, as it is a multi-faceted industry which offers a plethora of job opportunities. In effect, the gambling industry can be a dynamic place to work in and one which certainly offers a lot of scope for progression.
The first and most obvious career that one could do in the gambling industry is work as a bookmaker. This is someone who is employed in a betting shop and takes and processes bets from consumers who perform the bets. This can take two forms of employment: firstly, the bookmaker may run their own business and as such it is their responsibility to take bets and set their own odds and adjust profit and risk as they see fit.
Bingo has really taken off in recent years, especially in the UK. It is a game that has been playing in England for decades and remained popular in the brick and motor sense. However in the last 10 years online versions of the game have started to take over and gain a lot of traction. There are very large companies that have come up due to its popularity. They are continuing to grow and so are the jobs on offer. Marketing departments is one area where the companies are expanding and there are opportunities here.
On the other hand, one could simply be an employee of a major gambling firm like Betfair or Ladbrokes and they would just process the bets and handle other administration tasks. Working as a self-employed ‘bookie’ is more lucrative than simply being employed by a gambling firm but it is also more risky as you are the sole owner of the shop and therefore are liable for any complaints or damages that may incur from customers, of which there may be many as it is quite a contentious industry to be involved in.
A bookmakers is not the only place that one could find employment in the gambling industry, they could also become employed in a casino. They may be security, doormen or even bar staff, but the most common occupation in these places are definitely the dealers or croupiers who deal cards or chips, or take the bets from customers. This is a fairly low-stress job and sometimes there is even the chance of a cash tip who is feeling lucky or when they have just cashed out a good stake. Furthermore, this can also be quite an enjoyable job and it certainly is a chance of seeing maths in action as some people know how to work the table by counting cards, something which staff have to be wary of and report to the staff.
Essentially, there are many careers in the gambling industry and they differ in terms of payrate and the opportunties that they offer you. However, there is a certain element of enjoyment in working in the gambling industry and it is quite an exciting profession no matter what role that you do.