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Posted: 11/7/2001 5:19:23 PM EST
Well, after two months of unemployment I (thank God) found a job as the network administrator for a casino. The pay is OK and the work is enjoyable - long hours my first week though. 70 hours last week, and who knows what this week. I like the people I work with a lot -- a real friendly bunch of folk. Anyone else here employed in the gaming industry?
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 6:47:04 PM EST
MIS Manager for a casino in Washington. Soon relocating to Iowa I think. Have a tasty offer there. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 10:25:28 PM EST
Well, past-tense -- I was a semipro card-counter for a couple of years. Hey Aviator, tribal or mini?? I'm just wondering if I've been thrown out of it yet. [:p]
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 11:30:13 PM EST
LOL, card rooms, 4 in this little town I work in. I doubt our Surv could catch on to anyone counting. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 4:57:20 AM EST
Well, different type of gaming, but I got an offer from the head honcho at the Studio who wrote the computer game System Shock 2. Unfortunately they went out of business, and were the only company really interested in someone with my skillset. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:03:34 AM EST
Well I don't work directly in the gaming industry, but i'm the account manager for the world's largest gaming company. I sell them the majority of all their technology gear (Cisco, Compaq, etc.). Glad to hear you found something Huero! Our business has been taking a beating here the past year and I know how tough it can be.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:24:55 AM EST
Huero....I've been wondering about the pay scale in casinos. There are a lot of them around here. Do you think it would be worth looking into a job at one of them? Any idea what the pay for the different jobs is, like the machine techs or the office type jobs? What state are you in? And congrats on the new job!! [:D]
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:42:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:52:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By Aviator: MIS Manager for a casino in Washington. Soon relocating to Iowa I think. Have a tasty offer there. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
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That's the part I like about this job -- learn the specialized apps, and you can get positions in a lot of places. I've learned a lot in two weeks about Bally systems software, InfoGenesis for food and beverage, etc. Cool stuff. Kind of heady too, being responsible for the entire network of a 2400 slot system, along with 11 NT systems running everything from valet parking to wardrobe, as well as email and security. Love it so far.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:53:22 PM EST
I work casino Surveillance in Iowa at 2 different casinos : ), been in the industry for about 6 years. Aviator, what casino gave you the "Tasty" offer? I know 4 or 5 different card counting systems, takes a nice bank roll to get anywhere with counting. ARgal, pay differs from state to state, Indian to traditonal and job function(tiped or non-tiped).
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:57:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By AR-15gal: Huero....I've been wondering about the pay scale in casinos. There are a lot of them around here. Do you think it would be worth looking into a job at one of them? Any idea what the pay for the different jobs is, like the machine techs or the office type jobs? What state are you in? And congrats on the new job!! [:D]
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As far as pay, I took a slight cut, and am starting at 45K, and Im sure that will rise. I'm in Michigan, so that's not too bad for this region. I cannot believe the amount of people that come through this place. Incredible. It seems to be an industry where the economy doesn't affect it too much because the majority of guests look to be retirees with several hundred thousand in the bank, and want to have a good time before they die. Not sure about the pay rates for other positions, but Im sure they're comparable with other industries. I also have noticed that coming from a bottom line driven corporate environment to one that is basically part of the "entertainment" industry, the people have so far been really great people to work with, from the CEO on down. I'm working hard, long hours, but having a great time!
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:01:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By TACTICAL: I work casino Surveillance in Iowa at 2 different casinos : "
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THAT my friend is a cool area. I upgraded some of their software this week -- some pretty space age stuff there! I understand the Discovery Channel did a series on casino surveillance a while back. But, I'll say no more, nudge nudge wink wink.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:05:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By Aviator: MIS Manager for a casino in Washington. Soon relocating to Iowa I think. Have a tasty offer there. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
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Council Bluffs by any chance?
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 7:39:29 PM EST
Well, I broke into the business in Marquette Iowa, Got the Riverboat there up and running then stayed on for two years. Lots of AS/400 crap and IDG stuff for the slots. Small joint out here I work in. Kinda laid back. In the last year I replaced almost everything they had when I started. It was a real mess. Running smooth as silk now on Win2K Pro. Looking at making a move to Tama. I understand politics are bad on the res, but what the heck. I even got an E mail from The Argosy Gaming company today asking for my resume. Once you get your foot in the door you can really make some good money and select anywhere you want to work. Not a bad deal. Here I get two free meals a day, whatever I select (usually steak and eggs, and a cheeseburger). I also work the hours I want as long as I am putting in around 40. Big plus is I get to date all the cocktail waitresses [:D] Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 8:22:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By Aviator: Not a bad deal. Here I get two free meals a day, whatever I select (usually steak and eggs, and a cheeseburger).Big plus is I get to date all the cocktail waitresses [:D] Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
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Keep that up, and none of 'em will want to date you - unless you're one of those guys I hate that can eat anything adn everything and not gain weight...
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