Type of Submission

Refereed Article


The literature acknowledges that finance and accounting competencies are critical for hospitality professional. To date, however, no research on finance and accounting competencies has been examined in the gaming industry nor has any study been conducted in any hospitality subsector after the Great Recession. The current study identifies how important finance and accounting abilities are and examines whether there are significant differences in the perceived importance among different gaming industry professionals. The findings reveal that preparing operating budgets has the highest importance of all skills and that years of experience and department do not generate a significant difference in the level of importance for any skills.