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Learning the Job of a Croupier

In the game of roulette, the croupier is the casino employee that is charged with fully controlling the flow of the game at the roulette table. Located at the edge of the roulette table, the croupier spins the wheel, announces the number, and is the one in charge of the proceedings at the roulette table.

So, what exactly is the job of a croupier, and how do they perform their job of directing the proceedings at the roulette table?

1. The Croupier calls out "Ladies and Gentleman, your bets please." 2. When all the roulette bets have been placed, the croupier sees to it that any unclear bets are properly checked and adjusted by the player so as to prevent discussions later on. 3. In the assumption that the croupier has sufficient space to move around the entire roulette table, and likewise that a player does not have access to the table because of congestion in order to make their bet, the croupier also has the task of placing the bets on behalf of the player. 4. After the majority of the betting is done, or is getting crowded, the croupier gets the ball and spins the roulette wheel. 5. Players can keep placing additional bets and the croupier will, using his best assessment of players betting and table skills, introduce the ball. The croupier places the ball on the external rim of the roulette wheel, letting it go around several times. When the ball begins to descend from the rim of the bowl, the croupier says, "no more bets" - the players should stop placing their bets, and from that point on are no longer allowed to adjust or make any changes on their bets. 6. When the ball halts, stops, and drops in a particular pocket, the croupier announces the winning number and color. 7. The croupier then marks the winning number and accumulates all the losing bets, beginning with the bets located at the farthest point from their location. 8. Afterwards, the croupier hands the payouts, at correct odds, to the winning bets, proceeding from the farthest point to the closest point from their station. 9. As soon as the winnings have been cleared, the winning marker is removed from the table and the croupier goes through the same process all over again.

So you see the job of the croupier is no joke. Can you imagine what it would be like without the croupier?