Bachelor's Degrees in Gaming Management

A bachelor's degree in gaming management can prepare you for a career working in casinos located around the world. Read on to find out more about where this degree can take you, explore some typical course topics, and check the licensing requirements. Schools offering Hotel & Restaurant Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Types of Courses Will I Take?

As a gaming management student, you will take general business courses, as well as casino-specific business, management and leadership courses. You will be exposed to all aspects of the gaming industry through coursework that can include:

  • Gaming human resource management
  • Social issues of the gaming industry
  • Gaming information systems
  • Casino accounting
  • Casino marketing
  • Management strategies
  • Casino security
  • Front office operations
  • Legal issues in the gaming industry

Common Courses Casino marketing, gaming information systems, management strategies, casino accounting, casino security
Online Availability Online degree programs not typically available, associate's degree and certificate programs offered online
Licensure Gaming industry workers must be licensed
Career Options Casino management, VIP services supervisor, casino marketing coordinator, race and sports supervisor, surveillance operator
Median Salary (2014) $49,420 (for gaming supervisors)*

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is This Degree Available Online?

Most bachelor's degree programs in gaming management are offered as specializations within hospitality administration, hospitality management or hotel management degree programs. Bachelor's degree programs are currently only offered as on-campus programs; however, there are associate's degree and certificate programs offered online.

Will I Need To Be Licensed?

All gaming industry workers need to be licensed; however, licenses are granted by state regulatory agencies and requirements vary. Typical requirements may include age restrictions, state residency, a background investigation and a drug test.

What Can I do With a Bachelor's Degree in Gaming Management?

Completing a major in this field will mean that you have acquired the skills required to work in any of the different facets of the casino industry such as casino operations, accounting, regulations and control as well as suppliers to the gaming industry. Typical jobs for gaming management majors include:

  • Casino marketing coordinator
  • Race and sports supervisor
  • VIP services supervisor
  • Casino management
  • Surveillance operator

What is the Career Outlook?

The career outlook for gaming services workers was favorable between 2014 and 2024, with a 1% increase in employment opportunities, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov). This increase was primarily due to more states legalizing gambling and expansion of existing casinos.

Wages in this industry vary by occupation, experience and education. The annual median salary in May 2014, was $67,310 for gaming managers and $49,420 for gaming supervisors.

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