Freelancer is a person who is rather working for different companies than being permanently employed by one company. Today we encounter freelancing in various fields. Usually it includes journalism, translations, programming, web design, copywriting, as well as the film industry. All of these fields, which appear to be quite diverse at first glace have one thing in common – they require an independent professional, who specializes in a specific field. In this article we will discuss specific casino & poker industry in connection to freelancing.
What is it like to be a freelance poker dealer or freelance casino croupier?
A freelancer is self-employed person offering services, usually to businesses and often to multiple clients at a same time.A freelancer wants to maintain his/her independence and freedom. It´s a person, who doesn’t want to be in permanent employment. Freelancing offers all of this. The most important aspect is that the freelancer always remains a master of his/her own time. In today’s hectic times, we don’t have a lot of it, right? Prescribed work shifts, monthly waiting for salary, colleagues we don’t get along with and a patronizing “know-it-all” bosses. All of this create a typical combination at majority of today’s workplaces. Therefore individuals use more and more independent company offers as independent freelance workers.
How to become a poker freelancer?
To get offers for quality and regular poker events is not as easy as it appears to be. Sometimes you can find an advert, where you see a similar offer. In reality, this works on the basis of who do you know and „Know-How“ rule.
If you get lucky you can get hired by a company like Pokerstars. They offer registration at their offical website, where after filling out endless online application form you will be added to a database. The chance that you will get randomly picked is really low. This database includes thousands of registered dealers from different countries. The GPT database is rather informative than actually applicable in practice. You have a bigger chance if you participate in one of the regular dealing auditions at poker festivals. Basically it is a personal table test in front of a commission. However the online giant Pokerstars does not guarantee you anything even after you perfectly present your dealer skills. I´m sorry, i forgot to mention that they don´t do these table tests anymore!
In recent years, poker became a very profitable business. This includes a big portion of politics and corporate psychological strategies. In any case good luck to anyone, who wants to try their luck at the table tests. READ MORE