How to Be a Dice Inspector
By Eric Hammer
When it comes to obscure jobs, few are as hard to track down
information on as a dice inspector. While this job regularly
makes lists of peoples "weird" and "odd"
jobs lists, finding more information about it is extremely difficult,
possibly because the world of casinos tend to be so secretive.
Because this business is so hard to find information about,
our discussion on how to be a dice inspector will by necessity
be a bit short and a bit lacking in some of the details that
many other articles here tend to have.
Dice inspectors work for a variety of companies. State authorities,
casinos and even dice manufacturers tend to employ people to
inspect dice. The dice need to be as perfect a cube as they can
be humanly made. Casino dice are also made in very specific ways,
with some casino dice actually bearing a serial number from the
casino. The idea is to prevent the possibility of cheating (the
dice inspectors mostly look at dice before they go out on the
playing room floor, though if there is some doubt, they may be
called in to inspect dice that are out there already).
If the dice have been deemed defective, they may be sold or
destroyed, however even the ones that are sold are typically
marked as such so that you cannot go and use them to cheat in
How Much Can You Make?
We were unable to locate any salary data specifically about
dice inspectors, however the average salary for higher end casino
employees tends to be in the low five figures to low six figures,
so its a reasonable bet that a dice inspector earns a similar
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Keep in mind that casinos and dice manufacturers are obsessed
with security. Therefore, you will likely be required to pass
a background check before you are allowed to work as a dice inspector.
Since no schools exist for dice inspectors, it is also reasonable
to assume that most people who work in this rarefied profession
get their training by apprenticing under an existing dice inspector.
The best way to find out more about the job is to contact
several casinos and dice manufacturers (see the resources below)
to ask them about openings for dice inspectors and what they
are looking for.
Qualifications / Requirements
We were unable to locate any specific requirements for a dice
inspector, however, given that the job requires a great deal
of training and precision, we believe that casinos will require
people to have at least a college degree, if only to prove they
are studious people who can be trusted to take the time to learn
about this job.
Start by contacting dice manufacturers and casinos and asking
about how to become a dice inspector. Explain that you are interested
and ask if you can talk to a dice inspector on the premises to
find out how he or she got the job to begin with.
Check out these helpful resources to find out more about how
to become a dice inspector:
Gaming Association This is the official website for
the American gaming association, which represents most major
casinos in the United States. You can contact them directly to
find out more about what it takes to become a professional dice