Job Description:

Croupiers run the games in casinos, making sure they're taking place fairly.

Job Category:
Tourism, Hospitality & Entertainment

What you will do:

You’ll explain the rules of the games played in a casino to players at the table, and make sure the rules are followed.

Your day-to-day duties might include:

  • setting up the betting table before a game begins
  • welcoming new players to the table
  • checking that all chips are placed on the table before the start of play
  • collecting chips from losing bets
  • making mental calculations of payouts to winners

You’ll work under the supervision of a gaming inspector.


You’ll need:

  • Game Knowledge – croupiers should have a good understanding of the rules and procedures of various casino games.
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

As well as:

  • customer service skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail (organisational skills)
  • the ability to work well with others (teamwork skills)
  • the ability to use your initiative (ambition)
  • integrity: croupiers must be honest and trustworthy as they handle money and conduct casino games.
Illustration of employee looking at workspace

Entry Requirements:

To become a croupier, you’ll usually need:

  • to be the minimum legal age to enter a casino in your country
  • to hold a licence
  • to pass a criminal records background check

It will be helpful to have:

  • at least a high school diploma, including having studied the subjects English and maths
  • colour-normal vision, good hearing, and clear speech
  • some experience of working with the public and handling money

You’ll need to apply to a casino company as a trainee croupier, where you’ll receive on-the-job training.

Working Hours and Environment:

You’ll usually work 35 to 40 hours a week. You’ll often work evening or night shifts – for example, from 2pm to 10pm, and 10pm to 6am – including at weekends and during bank holidays.

You’ll be on your feet a lot of the time. You’ll need to remain calm and professional, even when customers are unruly or disputes take place.

You’ll be expected to be smart and well-groomed. Your employer will provide you with an evening dress or uniform.

Some of your meals may be provided.

Career Path & Progression:

With experience you could progress to inspector or pit boss, and then on to manager.

You could also work on a cruise ship or overseas.