01 Oct High stakes on the high seas: cruise ship casino careers
Cruise ships offer a wide variety of entertainment options, including full-service casinos with all the bells, whistles, table games and slot machines. These floating Vegas-style venues are a huge profit center for the ship. So, they need a team of talented, high-energy individuals to keep the atmosphere upbeat and lively as guests let the good times roll.
Onboard casinos are mostly run by concessionaires, although some cruise lines, like Carnival Corporation Casino Division, run their own casino operations throughout their fleets.
If you have some experience in land-based casinos, your skills are easily transferrable. That’s because the same jobs you’d find on land — casino managers, dealers/croupiers, slot technicians, cashiers, etc. — you’ll find on a ship. What’s more, some cruise lines offer job training programs. And if you are fluent in foreign languages, all the better.
Here’s another reason why you should take your career to sea: You’ll have time off every time you’re in port. By international law, cruise ship casinos are only allowed to operate while in international waters, usually at least three miles out to sea. While you’re at sea, you’re at work. And while the ship is docked, you could be out exploring the shore and soaking up the sun.