Ever thought about a career as croupier? With the gambling industry becoming increasingly popular and legislation opening up even more territories, becoming a croupier might just be the kick start you are looking for!
With numerous prestigious casinos around the world and particularly in Europe (not just the obvious destinations), there is plenty of choice for aspiring croupiers and a variety of training schemes available to meet every kind of desire.
Also, with the rise of online gambling, there are even more opportunities for croupiers and as such many additional vacancies available. As each different gambling operator develops their online casino offering, many are focusing and targeting the hugely popular Live Casino market, which will open up a whole new sector for trainee croupiers to zero in on.
Upon graduating from one of a number of select casino dealer schools, such as the highly decorated Cerus Croupier Academy or The London Academy of Gaming each trainee croupier receives assistance to make sure they find a job in a casino which best suits them.
As such, we take a look at some of the most accommodating casinos for trainee croupiers, taking into account support, lifestyle, career progression and suitable challenges.
Grosvenor Casino, The Victoria, London
A great casino to really cut your teeth as a trainee croupier, many then go on to work in some of the best casinos around Europe and indeed Las Vegas.
With superb support from industry pros, the Grosvenor, Victoria, affectionately nicknamed ‘The Vic’, is really ideal for any croupier looking to specialise in poker. Being one of the best poker venues on the continent, with a very plush poker room, croupiers can expect a solid grounding and learning curve working here.
Also situated in the heart of London which is as fast-paced as the industry, the Grosvenor, Victoria is ideal for those who are seeking a combination of firm CV-builder combined with an exciting city lifestyle!
Casino Kursaal, Arosa, Switzerland
Just perfect for those candidates who are multi-lingual and can speak either German or French – even Italian! The Kursaal sporadically offers positions to trainee croupiers and those who are lucky enough to secure one, will have difficulty leaving.
At the foothills of the Swiss Alps, the casino is ideally located for the ski season and, as such employees get to meet guests from all over the world. With a superb support system in place for new recruits, the work environment of this casino takes in spectacular views of the slopes.
While Switzerland is typically expensive to live, the Kursaal Arosa offers generous benefits and a promising internal career ladder for those wishing to climb the ranks.
Casino Barrière, Cannes, France
A household name in France, the Barrière Casino group really looks after its employees, especially new starters, equipping them with everything that they need to be a success. With a high staff retention rate and continuous on-the-job training, trainee croupiers can be assured they have chosen well.
In particular, the Casino Barrière in Cannes is ideal for those recruits who learn quickly and as such, can enjoy a rigorous fast-track up the ladder. The Barrière casinos only generally hire multi-lingual candidates, with French and English high priorities.
Though, situated on the idyllic French Riviera, this is a unique opportunity should it come your way and one to really throw yourself into.
Casino Admiral, Gibraltar
One of the iconic names of the gambling industry, the Casino Admiral has a rich history in bringing through new recruits with their world-renowned training encompassing both technical and soft skills including customer service.
For those looking to work abroad in a nice climate with a laid-back lifestyle, look no further than the Casino Admiral in Gibraltar. While the place itself is relatively expensive to live, many who work there choose to reside just over the border in the Spanish town of La Linea where it is much cheaper.
Gibraltar is also English-speaking, so trainees don’t have to worry about needing to speak Spanish, while many visitors from Europe also have a strong grasp of English. For those who advance quickly, though want to stay in Gibraltar, there is the more exclusive La Sala Casino just next door on the Sunborn Yacht Hotel, which offers the career progression many croupiers with a couple of years experience seek.