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Average gambling industry salaries in the United Kingdom 2021

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Have you ever dreamt of pursuing a career in the glamorous world of gambling? Not sure what jobs are available, or what the average salary is for each of them? Don't worry! We here at Slot Gods have done the research and crunched the numbers so that you don't have to!

All of our statistics and figures are pulled directly from current job listings online, or from anonymous employees reports via glassdoor. 

We can't promise that every figure is absolutely perfect down to the exact pound, but we've done our best to compile a solid and reliable list by looking at the salaries of multiple employees in similar positions to gather an industry average for each role. 

We have also pulled our data from staff working in major UK towns and cities such as Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham, as opposed to those who work in London, where pay tends to be higher to match the cost of living in the capital.  

UK Casino salaries - Full breakdown 2021

For this section of the report, we have looked specifically at the estimated salaries of staff working at Grosvenor Casino locations across the United Kingdom (excluding London).

These are all job positions for those who are specifically working in brick and motor casinos, not for Grosvenor's online casino or head office. 

Bartender - £13,000 - £14,000 per year.

In this role you would be working behind the bar, serving gamblers who wish to purchase a drink.

Front of House - £16,000 - £18,000 per year.

Front of House staff are receptionists that greet players upon arrival, check their membership details, sign up new customers and manage the cloakroom.

Waiter/Waitress - £17,000 - £19,000 per year.

Waiters/Waitresses usually roam the casino floor offering players drinks, serving them directly at their table/machine so they can continue playing.

Trainee Croupier - £16,000 - £19,000 per year.

A trainee croupier is someone new to the gambling industry that is learning to lead table games such as blackjack, sic bo, baccarat, poker and roulette.  

Administrative Assistant - £16,000 - £20,000 per year.

Administrative Assistants work behind the scenes at casinos, managing documentation relating to the day-to-day running of the casino. They may also combine their role with working Front of House. 

Electronic Gaming Host - £17,000 - £18,000 per year.

Electronic Gaming Hosts are members of staff who specifically work around slot machines, keeping engaged with customers, in particular regulars, ensuring their needs are met.

Senior Croupier - £19,000 - £24,000 per year.

Senior Croupiers who have gained considerable experience in leading table games such as blackjack, sic bo, baccarat, poker and roulette can demand a higher salary than trainees.

Supervisor  - £25,000 - £34,000 per year.

Supervisors manage certain departments or games within the casino, such as the administration team, a specific set of table games or the bar.

Casino Manager - £48,000 - £52,000 per year.

Casino Managers run the day-to-day operations of the entire casino. They are responsible for managing supervisors and ensuring the casino is running smoothly.

Regional Manager - £74,000 - £81,000 per year.

Regional Managers are in charge of ensuring an entire cluster of casinos in a single area of the country are running smoothly. 

Bookmakers

For this section of the report, we looked specifically at the estimated salaries of staff working at Ladbrokes Coral retail across the United Kingdom (excluding London).

These are all job positions for those who are specifically working in brick and mortar bookmakers, not for Ladbrokes or Coral's online casino or head office.

Customer Service Assistant - £16,000 - £18,000 per year.

Customer Service Assistants are the staff behind the desk in bookmakers, they will take your bet and pay out any winnings. 

Store Assistant Manager - £19,000 - £21,000 per year.

The Assistant Manager will assist in the general day-to-day running of the store. They will also take bets and pay out winnings.

Store Manager - £23,000 - £27,000 per year.

The Store Manager is responsible for managing staff, hiring and firing and the general day-to-day running of the store. They will also take bets and pay out winnings.

Area Manager - £61,000 - £67,000 per year.

Area Managers are in charge of ensuring an entire cluster of bookmakers in a single area of the country are running smoothly. 

Online Casino/Bookmaker

For this section of the report, we looked specifically at the estimated salaries of Bet65 staff across the United Kingdom (excluding London).

These are all job positions for those who are specifically working in Bet365's head office, where hundreds, if not thousands of employees work covering multiple roles and multiple departments.

Customer Advisor - £16,000 - £21,000 per year.

Customer Advisors are members of staff who operate an online casino's live chat or phone line. They're there to assist players when they have come across any issue when playing online slots and other casino games. 

Compliance Officer - £23,000 - £25,000 per year. 

Compliance Officers are responsible for ensuring that the business is strictly following all of the rules and regulations set internally and by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. 

Fraud Analysis Specialist - £23,000 - £26,000 per year.

Fraud Analysis Specialists are members of staff who are responsible for delivering risk assessments, protecting the business from financial threats and reporting on patterns and trends

Social Media Editor - £25,000 - £27,000 per year.

This creative role sees Social Media Editors create content for the casino's social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook in an attempt to keep players engaged. 

Key Account Advisor - £29,000 - £32,000 per year. 

Key Account Advisors are tasked with regularly engaging with high-value players, ensuring their needs are met and that they're regularly playing at the casino.

Trader - £25,000 - £50,000 per year.

Traders are mathematicians and betting experts that set odds for practically any sporting events or occurrence that can be bet on by punters.  

Software Developer - £35,000 - £42,000 per year.

Software Developers are hired to research, design, implement and manage software related to the casino. This could be back-end systems that keep the site live and running or proprietary games.

Affiliate Manager - £35,000 - £42,000 per year.

Affiliate Managers are members of staff who specifically find and develop relationships with affiliates. These are webmasters who create websites that send traffic to the main casino, earning them a commission.

Project Manager - £52,000  - £55,000 per year.

Project Managers will set timelines and oversee for large scale projects that a specific team is working, this might be a new piece of software, a proprietary game or a marketing campaign.