Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators

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What do they do?

Act as oversight and security agent for management and customers. Observe casino or casino hotel operation for irregular activities such as cheating or theft by either employees or patrons. May use one-way mirrors above the casino floor, cashier's cage, and from desk. Use of audio/video equipment is also common to observe operation of the business. Usually required to provide verbal and written reports of all violations and suspicious behavior to supervisor.

Also known as:

Casino Enforcement Agent, Gaming Investigator, Security Officer, Surveillance Agent, Surveillance Dual-Rate Officer, Surveillance Inspector, Surveillance Investigator, Surveillance Monitor, Surveillance Observer, Surveillance Officer, Surveillance Operator, Surveillance Technician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 3.8%

    Percent Change

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  • 1,400

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.5%)
  • Master's degree (2.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (13.7%)
  • Associate's degree (10.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (31.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (34.2%)
  • Less than high school diploma (6%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  • Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations.
  • Observe individuals' activities to gather information or compile evidence.
  • Operate surveillance equipment to detect suspicious or illegal activities.
  • Discuss performance, complaints, or violations with supervisors.
  • Compile operational data.
  • Compile data or documentation.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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