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Old 12-13-2017, 02:33 PM
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Hi everyone, I started my career as a pension actuary and moved onto a role in the casino industry as a gaming mathematician. My current role focuses on designing mathematical models for slot/video poker/table/bingo games. It amazes me how much actuarial exams have prepared me for this role.

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I do not. I work in Ottawa, Canada!
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When I was studying for MFE, I was studying with an aspiring career changer (I think he was teaching college algebra at the time). A week or so before the exam, he backed out because he got a job doing exactly what're you're doing. This was in MN.
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When I was studying for MFE, I was studying with an aspiring career changer (I think he was teaching college algebra at the time). A week or so before the exam, he backed out because he got a job doing exactly what're you're doing. This was in MN.
Did he continue with the exams?

The industry obviously does not require an actuarial designation to perform the work but I do believe actuaries are perfectly well suited for this type of work as well. Yesterday, I analyzed a lottery game with a progressive component where I calculated game probabilities with actuarial notations we all loved/hated in MLC!
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Did he continue with the exams?

The industry obviously does not require an actuarial designation to perform the work but I do believe actuaries are perfectly well suited for this type of work as well. Yesterday, I analyzed a lottery game with a progressive component where I calculated game probabilities with actuarial notations we all loved/hated in MLC!
My cousin works at the same company as him (she draws the animations on the video slot machines), and I ran into him at one of her holiday parties. It didn't sound like he had any interest in the continuing the exam, but he really loved the subject matter. I think he had P, FM, and maybe MLC by the time he stopped.
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Probably only need the higher exams if there is an option to "take insurance."








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