License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

Gaming Dealer



Highlights

License required in 24 states
87th most burdensome licensing requirements
47th most heavily regulated occupation

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

Definition

Gaming dealers or card dealers operate table games; stand or sit behind a table and operate games of chance by dispensing the appropriate number of cards or blocks to players or operating other gaming equipment; and compare the house's hand against players' hands and pay off or collect players' money or chips.

Summary

Twenty-four states require a license to work as a gaming dealer. The requirement is generally a fee, which averages $167, and may also include a minimum age of 18 or 21. Fees range from $40 in New Hampshire to $350 in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Many states also require information such as a personal history statement, a background check and personal references. Gaming dealers are the 47th most widely and onerously licensed occupation of the 102 studied.

(Last updated April 30, 2012)

State Licensing Requirements

Burden RankStateFeesEducation/Experience (Days)ExamsMinimum GradeMinimum Age
1 Pennsylvania $350 0 0 0 18
2 California $275 0 0 0 21
3 Ohio $250 0 0 0 21
3 Indiana $250 0 0 0 21
5 Arizona $250 0 0 0 18
6 Michigan $200 0 0 0 21
6 Louisiana $200 0 0 0 21
8 New Jersey $350 0 0 0 0
9 Illinois $125 0 0 0 21
10 South Dakota $100 0 0 0 21
10 Colorado $100 0 0 0 21
12 Missouri $125 0 0 0 18
13 Florida $93 0 0 0 21
14 Nevada $90 0 0 0 21
15 New Mexico $75 0 0 0 21
16 Delaware $269 0 0 0 0
17 Maine $250 0 0 0 0
18 Iowa $66 0 0 0 18
19 Washington $202 0 0 0 0
20 Montana $109 0 0 0 0
21 West Virginia $100 0 0 0 0
22 Mississippi $75 0 0 0 0
23 Kansas $60 0 0 0 0
24 New Hampshire $40 0 0 0 0

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

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