Careers in gaming

The gaming industry is unique and offers an amazing selection of career opportunities. You could work as a croupier in a casino, assist customers to place bets at a bookmakers, or take to the stage as a caller in a bingo hall - there are a wealth of careers to choose from.

The gaming industry covers betting, bingo and casinos.


Betting is a way for people to socialise, and enjoy a hobby. There are many areas that people can place a bet; however betting shops within the sporting industry are the most popular.

The betting industry is made up of both on-course and off-course bookmakers. For example, spectators at a horse race will have the opportunity to make a bet at the venue and this is called on-course betting. 

The betting industry is dominated by five operators; these are Ladbrokes, William Hill, Coral, Betfred and Tote.  These operators account for over 80% of all betting shops.


Bingo halls are places where people get together to enjoy a lively environment full of anticipation and excitement! There are two big players in the bingo industry, Gala Bingo and Mecca Bingo, which make up over 43% of the industry between them.


A casino is a site that features many gaming activities, such as blackjack, roulette and poker.

The casino industry is dominated by three companies - the Gala Coral Group which has 28 casinos throughout the UK, Grosvenor Casinos, which has 32 casinos, and Stanley Casinos/Stanley Leisure/Genting International, which merged in 2007 and now has 46 casinos.

The online gambling industry has grown considerably over recent years as the demand has grown.