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Global Casino Operations
The GCO Team

Global Casino Operations Employee Testimonials 

We are an active bunch of people who engage – we get involved in life, work and play.  

We enjoy each other’s company, we’re open to meeting new people, and making more friends around the world.

We help one other, we pass on what we know and we learn from those around us – we know it makes us stronger.

Basically, when joining Global Casino Operations, we choose to remove ourselves from the security of our family and friends at home to become part of a new and exciting world onboard…it won’t take too long before you have a new network of friends onboard.  We’d even go as far as to say, some of your shipboard Casino colleagues will soon feel like family members to you.

Meet some of our team-members, in their own words:

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 A little background…                                                                                                           
When did you join the GCO Team?  July 2014
Describe your current job. As a Casino Host 2, I am in charge of the marketing aspects in the casino, taking care of our valuable players, running tournaments, promotions, and to always create an enjoyable experience for our guests.
What are you currently focused on most? Currently I have been assigned to the World Cruise, and at the moment I am enjoying all the new places I'm traveling to.
What I love most about GLOBAL CASINO OPERATIONS. I joined GCO in 2014 as a Slot Attendant and since then, I have received all the necessary trainings onboard to move up to the position I have now. The support received by Management while working onboard and from the shore side Executive team has help me grow professionally during all these years. Besides that, I couldn’t go without mentioning my best friends from Brazil and Ukraine that I got to meet because of this job!
My best GCO memory. In 2016 GCO organized their 1st Host Conference in Miami, I was still a trainee host then but I got invited to it. I remember how this group of crazy and super fun people just made us feel like a big happy family! Lots of great memories from this trip.

 

GRECIA, COSTA RICAN

Juliet

JULIET, PHILIPPINES, CASHIER 3 

Juliet’s dream to travel around the world kicked off with a career onboard the ships as a cashier 2 in 2007.  Although she left GCO for a short time, she returned to our family in 2009.  In her time with us, Juliet has worked on a couple of different brands - Princess Cruises & Carnival Cruise Lines.  

She tells us she enjoys ship life and the experience it brings.  She loves exciting encounters and this is a place that suits her style and personality.

…working on the ships is all about combining adventure and a career together.  Every contract is rewarding and memorable.”

Stefan Bordas

STEFAN, ROMANIA, SLOT MANAGER

Stefan joined Global Casino Operations in 2008 as a Slot Attendant and, being a technically inclined person, concentrated his focus on learning all aspects of the Slot Technician role.  He was promoted to Technician 1 by the end of his 3rd contract and is currently a Slot Manager on Carnival Cruise Lines. 

He confesses that one of his best memories while working on board is meeting his wife onboard the Carnival Fantasy and now…being a proud dad…

‘’Global Casino Operations is a great Company to work for - you meet people from all over the world, begin unthought-of friendships and visit exotic places.  That, plus great job security, makes GCO THE place to work.’’

Natthaphon ('Jack') Surikunaphong

NATTHAPHON (‘Jack’), THAILAND, CAGE MANAGER

Jack joined HAL in 2008 as a Dealer 3 and later trained for, and was promoted to Dealer/Cashier during his 2nd contract.  His previous work experiences helped him carry out his duties professionally and he is currently managing the Cage Operation on one of the HAL ships.

He loves meeting people and exploring the remote corners of the world - he is very proud of visiting all seven continents, from pole to pole, from idyllic beaches to magnificent tidewater glaciers - all because of joining and working for Global Casino Operations. 

Seeing the Pyramids was one of my life long dreams… I get paid to go to beautiful places around the world - does life get any better than this?”

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KUNDAI, ZIMBABWE, CASHIER/DEALER

A little background…                                                                                                       
When did you join the GCO Team?  January 2013
Describe your current job. Cashier/Dealer – I work it the Cage cashing out guest accounts & exchanging players’ chip and slot credit winnings for cash.  I handle event and ticket sales, and when I am needed in the Pit, I deal in the Pit.
What I love most about GLOBAL CASINO OPERATIONS. Working for GCO has helped me start building my own house and to be able to provide almost everything that my son needs. “This is the best job ever!”
My best GCO memory. When I was growing up, one of my dreams was to travel to Australia, and when I joined the GCO team I got to visit Australia, and so many other ports of call that I had no idea even existed.


Tadej Magajna

TADEJ, SLOVENIA, HOST 3

Already in the business for 3 years, Tadej joined the GCO family as a Dealer 3 as soon as he was able to - at 21 years old.  He quickly realized that he enjoyed the Marketing aspect of Casinos, and made it his goal to be a Host, realized in less than 3 years with us.  He finds his work very interesting and now 9 years later, he travels regularly from ship to ship as a Premier Casino Host, a member of a select team that make our best players feel valued on VIP cruises.

Tadej likes to travel and this is the way to do it.  Even when he goes home for vacation, he makes time to travel all around the world to catch up with new friends he met on board.

If you like to enjoy life and your work, Global Casino Operations is the way to do it!  I have been here for almost a decade and I’m looking forward to many more.”


Sasho Veleski

KELEIGH, AMERICAN, DEALER 3

Keleigh began her journey on Princess Cruises as a Youth Counselor in 2011. She then met her now fiance onboard and quickly decided to move to be part of the GCO team. In 2016 she applied for the Slot Attendant position and within a short time with us she started training to be a Casino Dealer 1B. She has now moved up to a position of Dealer 3.

“My favorite things about ships is getting to meet people from all over the world, and travelling to places I wouldn’t usually have the opportunity to. My goal is to become a Casino Host one day”

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