Table Games Dealer Kaimahi Wharepeti

Table games dealers lead and control games played at casinos, calculate winnings and losses, and pay out winning bets.

Table games dealers may do some or all of the following:

  • open the cash float and game table
  • check the cards and equipment that will be used in the game
  • exchange money for chips
  • start and control the game
  • calculate the number of chips players have won and lost
  • pay out chips
  • close the float and table, and make sure it all balances.

Table games dealers are usually trained in only a few games.

Physical Requirements

Table games dealers need: 

  • to have normal colour vision 
  • to be neat and tidy
  • to be fit enough to cope with standing for a long time.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for table games dealers includes money handling or customer service roles.

Personal Qualities

Table games dealers need to be:

  • friendly and outgoing
  • good at communicating and listening, as they may have to deal with people who do not speak English as their first language
  • good at dealing with difficult customers
  • tactful, honest and reliable
  • able to work quickly and accurately.


Table games dealers need to have:

  • knowledge of the rules of the game they are dealing and the procedures they have to follow
  • understanding of what different bets mean and what they are worth
  • knowledge of security risks that may occur in the casino
  • good maths and customer service skills.


Table games dealers:

  • work shifts, day and night and weekends
  • usually work in casinos and on cruise ships.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary educational requirements to become a table games dealer. However,a good standard of English and maths is preferred.

Related Courses

Table Games Dealers can earn around $23 per hour.

Pay for table games dealers varies depending on experience.

  • Table games dealers usually earn the minimum wage or a little above. They may also get subsidised meals, health insurance, incentives and employee discounts.

Source: SkyCity, 2017.

Table games dealers may progress into supervisory and management roles.

Years Of Training

<1 year of training usually required.

To become a table games dealer you must: 

  • be over 20 years old 
  • undergo a police background check
  • hold a Certificate of Approval from the Department of Internal Affairs.

Table games dealers are trained for four to six weeks before they start working, and continue to gain skills on the job. 

Table Games Dealer