the Casino Barriere de Toulouse plays its last card. Faced with the difficulties of recruiting young croupiers, it has set up a partnership with the school Cerus Casino Academy. From December 8, 2021, twelve people will be selected to participate in training in the profession of croupier. At the key of this learning, a diploma and a permanent contract at the Casino Barrière.
The training will take place in the casino
“The training will last 12 weeks and will take place directly in the casino,” says Damien Engels, director of Cerus Casino Academy. The students therefore repeat the technical gestures of the croupier profession directly on the casino tables. “By dint of repeating again and again with more and more complex parts, the candidate will be ready to join a casino”, explains Damien Engels.
The croupier: host, referee and artist
The job requires certain qualities because its roles are multiple. “The croupier is above all an animator because he is the one who animates the blackjack, roulette and poker tables, ”explains the director of the training school. also acts as a referee. “He is responsible for the smooth running of the game, he must enforce the rules and be as neutral as possible”, continues Damien Engels.
In addition, the profession would include an artistic part. “The croupier is an artist who works the chips as well as the cards with his hands in a precise and elegant way “, considers the specialist. While he is host, referee and artist, the croupier must also calculate all customer winning bets and therefore appeal to mental arithmetic.
To be a candidate, you must be 18 years old and have a clean criminal record
First and foremost, future potentials will have a list of prerequisites to follow. To integrate the training, the candidate must be at least 18 years old and have a clean criminal record. The faculties of mental math, logic and memory candidates will also be verified. If at the end of this entry selection and the training itself, the twelve candidates have all validated their diploma, a CDI will assist them.