Forum: OFFSHORE FORUM - Online Sportsbetting - Mentioned in NY TIMES, WSJ, USA TODAY, & DRF. The internet's most popular and busiest sports betting forum. The place to discuss all kinds of sports and gambling related subjects.

Thread: How much does an average Casino Host make in Las Vegas???

  1. #1  
    RX Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    497
    I know several gamblers who bet high on the tables. Does anyone know what it would take to become an outside host for some of the Vegas and Carribean casinos?
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2  
    RX Wizard WildBill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    8,780
    Most of the best paid bring clients with them. You will have to start out running some dinky slot club in most cases to get to the top, but it is one of those things where you can see the talent almost from day one. I used to work at a casino that had a guy, late 20s came in with three ladies that figured to be well ahead of him on becoming the next host. This guy passed them in about 5 months and two of the ladies quit when he got the job.

    To be the very best and highest earning host though? Go learn Chinese, those people double and sometimes triple the pay of English-only hosts. Until you can cater well to the Asian players you are nothing more than minor league in the host world.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3  
    Oldschool
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    London,UK
    Posts
    174
    I was a host for a number of years in Vegas...
    In general, host's come up thru table games department. If you looking to start out as a casino host from never working in a casino you can forget it unless you got some serious juice. On the strip you prob would start out as a 'cash' host, meaning you have no credit authority and prob be making around 30-50k a year at the better places. That's in domestic marketing not international. Credit hosts can make up past 200k and bonses....but its up to how you produce. International marketing people can make a whole lot more, so if your asian especially that's the ticket.

    Outside hosts as you call it are called 'agents', and to be an agent you need to get your agent license which in vegas means filling out a big stack of papers, having an interview with gaming agent, and getting your sherriff's card. Then if you get on an agent list of a casino (some don't use outside agents, others do) then you can send customers and get a piece.

    In either case if your coming into this cold then you got almost no shot..try working in an outside marketing office to start or go up thru the old way of being a casino guy, or find a bigshot with juice to land u a job.
    Reply With Quote  
     

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •