As more workers look for stable jobs in growth industries, even an entry-level position like a coin loader might be a consideration. Most casinos have excellent promote from within programs and getting your foot in the door is always the first step.Not all casinos still hire coin loaders because of the proliferation of coinless slot machines, but there are plenty of casinos that still have slot machines that use actual coins. A slot department with coin machines needs hard count workers who help machines sort, roll and package coins for reuse, and coin loaders who take the coins from the vault to the casino cages and slot booths. Sometimes workers do both jobs.
The hard count room can be stuffy and hot, and workers usually wear jumpsuits that have no pockets so no coins accidentally make their way out of the room except in approved methods. Workers are wanded with a metal detector or walk through a fixed detector to prove they have no coins when they exit the hard count area.
Metal boxes, or cans, are used to hold rolled coins that are moved from the area. These must usually be filled by hand. The cans themselves are then loaded into heavy carts that are either pushed by hand or pulled with small electric carts to the casino's main cage.
Electronic machines that sort coins are also used, and these place weighed coins into see-through plastic bags for hopper (the inside of a slot machine that dispenses payouts) fills.Good Points
A job as a coin loader can be an entry-level position that leads to other opportunities in a casino. The hard count team (which coin loaders are often a part of) often works graveyard hours, starting early in the morning, and you can have your day free to enjoy yourself and sleep during the early evening. You may also be hired into a full time position.Bad Points
Any job in the slot count room is hard work. The outfit you wear will most likely become hot and sweaty over the course of your shift, and you can't just leave the area any time you want. The pay will obviously be of the entry-level variety. Also, you will be screened and wanded upon exiting your work area, which some workers feel is demeaning.
Don't worry if this isn't for you, there are a lot of different casino jobs!