The legalization and regulation of online gambling in New Jersey brought with it more than just the promise of increased tax revenue for the state and the chance for New Jersey residents and visitors to gamble 24-hours a day and seven days a week from the privacy of their own homes or hotel rooms. It came with the promise of new jobs.
In fact, some estimates put the number of jobs that could be created in New Jersey’s burgeoning iGaming sector as high as 20,000, should New Jersey ultimately become a hub for online gambling operations around the rest of the United States.
Now, more than two years into the 10-year trial period that is online gambling in New Jersey, hundreds if not thousands of New Jersey residents are gainfully employed in iGaming. The rest of the United States has been slow to come on board, so the idea of New Jersey becoming a hub for online gaming has been put on the back burner for now, but statewide, revenues are certainly on the rise. New Jersey’s 20 online casino and poker sites reported a $196.7 million internet gaming win in 2016, a 32.1 percent increase over 2015, and with those kind of numbers, career opportunities are sure to be on the rise in the near future as well.
Back in 2014 when the market opened up, New Jersey law mandated local online casino and poker sites have their computer servers located inside the state, and with them, offices full of people running the operations. This meant jobs in website management, customer service, geolocation verification, fraud detection and more, all coming to New Jersey. It also opened up a bevy of opportunities in marketing and promotion, website and software design.
The industry just keeps growing, and a quick search of major job sites, recruiters and the online casinos themselves shows there’s still plenty of opportunities for everyone from experienced online gaming executives, to those just looking to get a foot in the door.
Here’s a look at four of the hottest jobs in New Jersey’s online gaming industry right now, and where to find these opportunities and a whole lot more.
Online Gaming Casino Manager
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has been the market leader in the Atlantic City casino industry since it opened in 2003. It now operates five online casino and poker sites in New Jersey’s regulated market that sit among the revenue leaders in that segment of the industry as well.
Borgata has it’s own online job site and at the top of its featured position list is a listing for the role of Online Gaming Casino Manager. In fact, Borgata is looking for someone to run the day-to-day operations of an online casino in all aspects. The key is you’d need at least five years of similar experience, a strong interest in gaming and vast knowledge of the casino business, online and off.
iGaming Live Casino Dealertainer
You don’t have to manage the online casino to be a part of it, and Golden Nugget Atlantic City has the perfect opportunity for an experienced dealer looking to transition into the online side of the casino industry posted on its dedicated employment website.
Last year, the Golden Nugget online casino became the first to offer live dealer games on the website. Now, they’re looking to fill a part time position for an iGaming Live Casino Dealertainer. The job requires the ability to deal games in accordance with local regulations and procedures and promotes positive guest relations, just like a dealer in the casino.
The Nugget is looking for someone with strong communication skills, customer service experience, the ability to get a Casino Employee Registration License in New Jersey, and a little PC knowledge won’t hurt.
If you’ve got specialized computer skills you’re looking to apply in New Jersey’s online gaming industry it might be best to contact a recruiter to help you find a job.
Pentasia is a recruiter that specializes in finding talented candidates jobs in iGaming around the world and is currently looking for Network/Infrastructure Engineer for an online casino based in Atlantic City.
Like most recruiter postings, this one won’t tell you the name of the online casino where the position is, but it does say it’s a global interactive gaming client looking for an experienced Senior Network/System Engineer who will be the front line employee handling network, system, and server issues in their Atlantic City operation.
VIP Account Executive Online
Do you think you’ve got the customer service skills to take care of an online casinos best customers? Tropicana online casino currently has a posting on the industry leading job post site Monster.com looking for a VIP Account Executive Online.
The job entails driving online gaming customer loyalty and retention through outbound calling. You would also be providing support to management, organizing and attending events for online gaming customers, and ultimately promoting Tropicana’s online gaming products and website while providing top notch customer service to its best customers.
Search High and Low
The four jobs posted above may be the hottest in the industry right now, but they represent just a drop in the bucket. Dozens more career opportunities are just an online search away with major job sites around the world and company job boards updated daily with career postings in the growing New Jersey online gambling industry.