Job Opportunities Abundant At Maryland’s Casinos

Posted on June 17, 2022

Casinos in The Old Line State are thriving, posting top-five revenue totals each of the last three months. With that growth comes opportunity, as there are numerous jobs available at Maryland casinos.

Sure, there are plenty of businesses across the country with“Help Wanted” signs in their windows. But the casino industry is growing at a time when many other companies are struggling to stay afloat.

While mobile sports betting is ready to launch this year in Maryland, there are still no plans to add online casinos or online poker anytime soon. So, jobs are plentiful at one of the six Maryland retail casinos.

Most available positions are on the floor

Jobs on the casino floor comprise the bulk of available positions at Maryland’s casinos.

  • Dealers (table games and poker)
  • Cage cashiers
  • Floor supervisors and managers (table games and poker)
  • Poker room brushes, clerks and chip runners
  • Sportsbook and racebook ticket writers
  • Bankers, auditors and count room staff
  • Slot attendants and technicians

Supervisors and managers are salaried positions with wide compensation ranges, depending on the casino and role. A Gaming Supervisor position at Rocky Gap pays around $33,000 annually. Live! Casino and Hotel advertises paying a Poker Floor Supervisor $44,000 annually. MGM National Harbor, Horseshoe Baltimore and Hollywood Casino Perryville do not list compensation amounts.

Dealers can expect to make less of a base wage but receive tips to make up that difference. Hollywood Casino Perryville lists just $4.65 per hour for its dealers, but Rocky Gap estimates its full-time table games dealers make around $40,000 per year. Live! and Hollywood offer dual-rate dealer/floor positions at about $21.50 per hour.

Bankers and auditors can make anywhere from $12 per hour (Ocean Downs) to above $15 per hour (Hollywood and Live!). A Count Room Manager at Ocean Downs can earn $51,000 annually. A General Ledger Accountant takes home $63,000 yearly at Rocky Gap.

Like bankers and auditors, Slot Attendants can make around $12.50 per hour (Ocean Downs). Slot Technicians can make as much as $17.50 per hour (Hollywood).

Gobble up these food and beverage positions

Food and beverage are an essential component of an operating casino, so it makes sense that all six Maryland casinos have openings in that area.

  • Bartender
  • Beverage Server/Supervisor
  • Cook
  • Host/Hostess/Cashier
  • Server
  • Supervisor/Manager/General Manager

Available management positions at casinos such as MGM National Harbor do not have accompanying advertised salaries. However, management positions could have the broadest range of possible compensation. A Food and Beverage Manager position is listed at Ocean Downs Casino for $39,000 annually. That same title at Hollywood advertises $60,000 per year.

However, Hollywood offers significantly less for its bartenders ($7.15 per hour plus tips) than Ocean Downs and Live!, both of which pay $12.50 per hour plus tips to their bartenders. Hollywood also pays its beverage servers on the low end ($6 per hour plus tips). Similar roles at several other casinos make no mention of compensation.

Other positions such as barbacks, bussers, cooks and dishwashers can look to make between $13.50 and $15 per hour across the board, with jobs available at all casinos statewide.

Moving up the pay scale, Live! advertises a Lead Cook position at $20.50 per hour for more qualified applicants. It is looking to pay $56,000 per year for an Asian restaurant Sous Chef.

Many hospitality and housekeeping jobs are open

Maryland’s casinos have two other primary areas of employment: housekeeping and hospitality.

The best-paying housekeeping job looks to be at Rocky Gap, which pays $15.25 per hour. Hollywood pays $13.50 per hour for the same position. Ocean Downs pays $12.50. Meanwhile, other casinos do not list compensation.

Hollywood also needs a Housekeeping Assistant Shift Manager, which looks to pay $41,000 per year. Horseshoe Baltimore also advertises an opening for a Housekeeping Supervisor, but compensation is not listed.

In the hospitality realm, Brand Ambassadors make $15 per hour at both Hollywood and Live! Hollywood’s Promotions Administrators start at $45,000 annually. Ocean Downs is on par, offering $46,000 annually for its Promotions and Special Events Coordinator position.

Security and surveillance are needed across the state as well. Security Officers can make $15 per hour at most casinos, though Live! offers up to $19 an hour. Surveillance Agents and Operators also look to earn $15.50 per hour at Hollywood and Ocean Downs. MGM National Harbor was the only casino to advertise a Security Shift Manager. It did not list the compensation for that job.

Where to apply for a Maryland casino job

All six of Maryland’s casinos post their career opportunities online, along with job requirements and other steps to apply. Some venues list their jobs on their respective websites. Others use popular job-search websites.

Some of those sites include, but are not limited to:

All job information is current at the time of publishing but is always subject to change. New opportunities are also popping up regularly.

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Hill Kerby is a proponent of legal, safe, and responsible gambling. He feels fortunate to be able to contribute to the growing betting industry through his writing, primarily using his background in poker, sports, and psychology to do so.

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