How to become a croupier
Usually casinos prefer to recruit croupiers of people without work experience. This is because every gambling establishment has its own rules of distribution, the techniques of playing the game and the behavior at the table. It is easier to teach this person "from scratch" than to retrain someone. Even the croupier with work experience is sometimes forced to spend some time at the croupier's school to teach all the nuances accepted in this casino.
Announcements about recruitment to the croupier's school can be found in the newspapers devoted to employment. Requirements for applicants in most cases are standard: boys and girls from 18-30 years, pleasant appearance, with a mathematical mindset.
Immediately before the reception in the school of the croupier, there is an interview with each competitor separately. Here find out the details of education and experience. Among other things, special attention is given to the hands of the future croupier: they should not have any scars or tattoos.
Usually the training at the croupier's school lasts from two to four months. In many croupier schools, the student is paid a small stipend and requires strict discipline. Late and miss classes is strictly prohibited. During the training, tests are regularly conducted, and a special attendance log is maintained. For a systematic violation of the rules, the listener is threatened with expulsion.
Students will immediately be given a week to learn the multiplication table by 1.5, 11, 17 and 35. After this period, they will regularly check it. Without good knowledge of this table, work on Roulette and Black Jack is impossible.
Next, you need to learn a special terminology, all sorts of combinations of cards, the count of chips and the correct handling of cards. In the process of training at the croupier's school, students will receive constant psychological preparation for their future work. Sometimes the instructor will deliberately create conflict situations so that the student learns to correctly respond to them. In general, "role-playing games" in the croupier's school are held constantly.
After the final exam, the best students become trainees in the casino. They work together with professional croupiers. Usually the internship lasts about a month. It happens that a person has studied well at the croupier's school, and to work in a casino is completely unprepared psychologically.
The dealer can always be fired. Without explaning the reason. Sometimes the casino management can change the staff if someone from the dealer is suspected of collusion with the players. It's easier to change the whole team than to start a long investigation. The decline in the institution's profit may also lead to massive layoffs. In general, the work of a stable dealer can not be called.
A solid casino will never teach its croupier to cheating methods. In the rules of the game itself, there is a preponderance of the casino and at a long distance the institution will always have a profit. Of course, every professional dealer has a set of techniques that can turn the tide of the game, but they are perfectly legal. It can, for example, change the speed of distribution of cards, and on roulette - the speed of rotation of the wheel.
The average salary of the croupier is about $ 500. Earnings can vary depending on the attendance of casinos and tips. By the way, the tip does not go personally to the croupier, but is divided between all casino employees.
To work in a casino, you need to learn to lead a nocturnal lifestyle. For the dealer there are no generally accepted holidays and days off. Often they meet the New Year at the gaming table, and not with the family.