The newest push for the betting industry in the UK is for online gambling. As the US recently outlawed online gambling in the States, our own government is not only welcoming the online gambling industry with open arms, it's sending out engraved invitations and offering enticements to companies that operate in the UK. That means more revenue for the government – and more betting industry jobs in increasingly technical fields.
Those jobs in the betting industry include programming, IT, security and network management, as well as sales, marketing and financial jobs. Among those most in demand by the betting industry are skilled programmers with innovative ideas, and market development specialists who know how to target and develop new games towards potential market niches. In addition, with the massive volume of the money trading hands in online gaming, information security and network security professionals are in high demand. Network security has become an even higher priority in light of reports of DDoS attacks and extortion against the major UK betting sites during the March Cheltenham Festival.
The betting industry is a fast-paced, exciting business where fortunes are made and lost – not only by the customers, but by those who run the games. Betting industry jobs run the gamut from accountancy and office management to marketing and advertisement to development and design. If you're looking to work in the betting industry, you'll find the opportunities wide open and opening still further in the coming months thanks to the recent grant of 17 new casino licenses around the UK.
The new large casino licenses were rented to Great Yarmouth, Kingston-upon-Hull, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Newham, Solihull and Southampton. Dumfries and Galloway, Bath and North East Somerset, Luton, Scarborough, Swansea, Torbay, East Lindsey and Wolverhampton were granted smaller casino licenses.
If you're looking for betting industry jobs close to home, then the new licenses open new possibilities for jobs in every segment of the gaming industry. The supercasino in Manchester alone is expected to generate thousands of new jobs that range from hospitality workers to croupiers to office management staff and accountancy professionals. If you've ever wanted to work in the glittering world of the casinos, this is the time to be looking.
Betting industry recruitment professionals offer the following advice to those who'd like to work in the betting industry.
Brush up your CV and highlight the skills that are most in demand. Right now, the largest push in betting industry jobs is in customer service for the online gaming industry. The most valuable skills – being fluent in multiple languages, and personable telephone personality. Web designers and software developers are also in high demand, as are accountancy professionals and auditors. In and around the new license sites, expect to find a big demand for more traditional casino jobs like dealers, floor managers, chefs and hospitality staff. Whatever your profession, though, the new government openness to casinos and online betting is bound to bring opportunity your way.