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Making a living as a traveling poker dealer
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And try getting a job in a reservation casino when you are not a resident, and I can tell ya, It ain't gonna happen.
-Zonie
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(05-23-2015, 10:31 PM)ZoNiE Wrote: And try getting a job in a reservation casino when you are not a resident, and I can tell ya, It ain't gonna happen.
For permanent jobs at small casinos that is definitely the case. With temporary skilled jobs they have no choice but to bring in people from outside.

he WSOP is starting in a few days. If you happen to be near Vegas stop by and check it out! You don't have to play, you can just stand around and watch to get an idea of what the environment is like.
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I came across another paid training opportunity, this one in Hammond, Indiana:

https://caesars.hodesiq.com/jobs/default...returnPath=

Get paid to go to school then start part-time if you decide you want to keep going. It's run by the same company that runs the WSOP so getting a position there should be a snap if you make it through the class.
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Are you in Vegas doing the World Series of Poker (WSOP) now? How's it going? Making big bucks!!!!?????
Bob
2015 GMC Savannah 2500 van, 480 watts of Solar Panels--and a wonderful furry best friend named Cody. I'm out to change the world!
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Yes, I'm about half way through the series this year. After that I have 2 weeks off, then work in Florida for 3 weeks. I'm not looking forward to Florida in August, but I have to pay for my new van somehow.

Pay is down a bit this year but I'm hoping it will average at least $30/hr for the series. We're WAY short on dealers, there should be lots of spots open next year.
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Here's one more free class, this one is in Cincinnati. if nobody's interested I'll stop posting these:

http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=f92257e657168bfe

This class should be enough to get you into the WSOP, or a regular part time gig in Ohio if that's your thing.

There aren't many jobs you can jump into at (almost) any age and make $30 per hour right away.
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Cantgetright (01-01-2016)
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Keep posting, it is very interesting.
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It's a super opportunity, but it's so unusual people are taken back by it, or they have moral objections.

I hope you'll keep posting about it, that's the main theory of all advertising, if you just keep putting the message out there, eventually it connects.

This message is well worth getting it out because it's perfect for nomads! $30 an hour and you get to travel all over the country!! What's not to love?
Bob
2015 GMC Savannah 2500 van, 480 watts of Solar Panels--and a wonderful furry best friend named Cody. I'm out to change the world!
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Hourly pay was down for me this year at the WSOP to $31.50, but I mostly made up for it in working more hours so I earned $10,500. I could have added at least another thousand to that if I had said "yes" every time I was asked if I wanted to stay or go. There were a lot of complaints and a lot of people threatening to not come back because of the low (compared to previous years) pay so it should get corrected next year and there will be lots of open spots.

Now is a good time to start looking into schools if you want to work at next year's event! Many of them are in Las Vegas, Southern California, and Southern Florida so you could time it so you're taking the class in the winter and auditioning around March when it's still cool in Vegas. I've heard of at least one school in Florida where they do the auditions at the school so that would save you a trip.

Many people just work at the WSOP and don't travel around or just do an occasional cruise (they have poker themed cruises!) or local event.
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QueZiller (01-04-2016)
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All great information. And sounds more interesting than Amazon work.
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