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

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

Gaming Supervisor



Highlights

License required in 23 states
77th most burdensome licensing requirements
49th most heavily regulated occupation

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

Definition

Gaming supervisors or pit bosses supervise gaming operations and personnel in an assigned area, circulate among tables and observe operations and ensure that stations and games are covered for each shift. They may also explain and interpret operating rules of the house to patrons, plan and organize activities, create a friendly atmosphere for guests in hotels/casinos and address service complaints.

Summary

Twenty-three states require a license to work as a gaming supervisor. The requirement is generally a fee, which averages $449, and may also include a minimum age of 18 or 21. Fees range from $60 in Kansas to $2,500 in Pennsylvania and $1,950 in California. Many states also require information such as a personal history statement, a background check and personal references. Gaming supervisors are the 49th 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 $2,500 0 0 0 18
2 California $1,950 0 0 0 21
3 Illinois $1,050 0 0 0 21
4 Michigan $750 0 0 0 21
5 Nevada $500 0 0 0 21
6 Ohio $250 0 0 0 21
6 Indiana $250 0 0 0 21
6 Colorado $250 0 0 0 21
9 Louisiana $200 0 0 0 21
10 South Dakota $100 0 0 0 21
10 West Virginia $100 0 0 0 21
12 Florida $93 0 0 0 21
13 Arkansas $75 0 0 0 21
13 New Mexico $75 0 0 0 21
15 Arizona $250 0 0 0 18
16 Missouri $125 0 0 0 18
17 Iowa $66 0 0 0 18
18 New Jersey $750 0 0 0 0
19 New Hampshire $510 0 0 0 0
20 Washington $202 0 0 0 0
21 Rhode Island $150 0 0 0 0
22 Mississippi $75 0 0 0 0
23 Kansas $60 0 0 0 0

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

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