A croupier or dealer is employed by casino owners to act as assistant in a gaming tables. Croupier main duty is to assists casino dealers in handling payout bets.
Casinos have a control center where actions in each game table are monitored, from the players down to the dealers including croupiers. So a croupier concern is keeping his job and cares not in games outcome. However the croupier often gets a tip from generous winning player particularly in big Las Vegas casinos. Traditionally, a croupier recognizes the player giving up a tip by saying "merci pour les employees' or 'Thanks in behalf of all the employees'. Each tip accumulated by every croupier goes into a pool and before a casino closes is divided to all the staff. Croupier must at all time remains professional in his work. A proper uniform is assigned and croupier must be courteous and respectful to all casino players. Many casinos prohibits croupier to communicate with players outside of the playing area to eliminate camaraderie with players.
One desiring to be a croupier needs to undergo rigorous tests and trainings. Training methods differs for every State and county in the US. so to in every country. In North America an apprentice must first learn the game of blackjack. Since blackjack is simple to learn and popular aspiring croupier diligently tries to study this game. Also, a casino may not lose much in a gaming table if dealers commit some blunders. In Europe, croupiers focus on learning roulette first. Other casino games with complicated and complex payout patterns are reserved for competent and reliable dealers.
Aspiring croupier needs to apply for a gaming license accredited by the state before entering the initial phase of training. He too must secure several clearances notably from the police, health, psychological etc. Once a license has been issued and securing the required clearances a croupier is exposes to the gaming tables to familiarize and learns basic of the job. Card shuffling is foremost for a croupier to learn for tenure of his job lies in it.
In most Las Vegas casinos, house managers do the assigning of employees on a game table. Dealers can't pick what table they will deal. Casinos issues a dealer table assignment base on demand. Croupier has a higher rate of promotion so learning other game is a concern. Croupier will other goes advance training for other casino games. In a matter of year he can be promoted.