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At any casino, whether in Las Vegas, Atlantic city, on riverboats, or on an Indian reservation, you can usually hear the spinning symbols and ringing bells of the slot machines. Slot key persons are responsible for keeping this lifeblood of the casino surging smoothly. They are the people behind the ...
machines - experienced casino workers ready to handle this position of responsibility.
The job requires assertiveness and a watchful eye to monitor the slot machines, especially during busy periods. If a player has a complaint, the slot key person handles it. If a machine is not working properly, the slot key person takes it out of commission and orders a repair.
The slot key person also keeps an eye out for players acting strangely, unruly players or underage patrons, and enforces safety rules. But every player hopes for a close encounter with a slot key person because he or she is also the one who verifies and pays off the big jackpots.
Supervise and coordinate activities of slot department workers to provide service to patrons. Handle and settle complaints of players. Verify and pay off jackpots. Reset slot machines after payoffs. Make repairs or adjustments to slot machines or recommend removal of slot machines for repair. Report hazards and enforce safety rules.
Critical decision making
Level of responsibilities
Job challenge and pressure to meet deadlines
Dealing and handling conflict
Competition for this position
Communication with others
Work closely with team members, clients etc.
Comfort of the work setting
Exposure to extreme environmental conditions
Exposure to job hazards
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Enforce safety rules, and report or remove safety hazards as well as guests who are underage, intoxicated, disruptive, or cheating.
Monitor payment of hand-delivered jackpots to ensure promptness.
Attach "out of order" signs to malfunctioning machines, and notify technicians when machines need to be repaired or removed.
Monitor functioning of slot machine coin dispensers and fill coin hoppers when necessary.
Reset slot machines after payoffs.
Exchange currency for customers, converting currency into requested combinations of bills and coins.
Record the specifics of malfunctioning machines and document malfunctions needing repair.
Answer patrons' questions about gaming machine functions and payouts.
Respond to and resolve patrons' complaints.
Patrol assigned areas to ensure that players are following rules and that machines are functioning correctly.
Perform minor repairs or make adjustments to slot machines, resolving problems such as machine tilts and coin jams.
Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Handling and Moving Objects
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
Performing General Physical Activities
Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE
Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
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.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.