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Cage Cashiers

History

Gambling was outlawed in the United States in the early 20thcentury. In 1931, however, the Nevada State legislature legalized gambling again for economic purposes. This move led to legalized casinos in Nevada turning Las Vegas into the gambling capital of the U.S. In 1978 gambling was also legalized in Atlantic City, New Jersey creating a cluster of casinos there as well. As gambling increased in popularity, more and more states legalized it. Bit by bit, casinos sprung up throughout the country.

In 1988, the federal government passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). The passing of that act meant that Native American Tribes, acting as political entities, were allowed to operate gaming establishments without having to adhere to state regulations. Indian gaming establishments began sprouting up throughout the country in various forms ranging from bingo halls to casinos, offering slot machines and other traditional forms of casino gambling.

Much like banks, every gaming facility has a secure area known as the cage which is the center of commerce at the casino. Cage cashiers working in these facilities have jobs similar to tellers in banks. Today, there are more casinos than ever including both commercial and tribal casinos. Each one of these facilities offers a multitude of opportunities for cage cashiers.