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Job Description for Croupier

Croupiers are dealers in gambling establishments. They are typically employed by casinos and other gaming agencies. Their primary duty is to assist in the operation of games and collect and pay bets at gaming tables.

They are required to have a comprehensive knowledge of the rules of a wide array of card games. The most common tables at which croupiers work are blackjack and roulette. For example, they spin the wheel and throw dice in roulette, and they deal cards in blackjack. Aside from collecting chips from losing bets and continuing the function of the games, croupiers are expected to ensure that the games run pleasantly and smoothly. They are welcoming and courteous to the players. They must also be watchful of the participants, so as to ensure that the rules of the game are being followed. They are also required to make quick calculations of payouts without the use of calculators.

Croupiers often work irregular hours. Their shifts are primarily during nights and weekends, so as to meet customer demand. Most casinos are open twenty hours a day, so croupiers may work morning and daytime hours as well. Some employers expect croupiers to socialize with customers. However, all croupiers must be constantly attentive to the players. They work directly under a supervisor who authorizes larger bets and monitors the dealers' performances. Croupiers are not required to hold any specific degree, but they require a license from the gaming control board of their state.

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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

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