Croupier / Dealer


What is a Croupier or Dealer?

Croupiers are employed by casinos.

They are responsible for operating the casino games for the customers. 

They place the customers’ bets and facilitate the payouts.


What does a Croupier or Dealer do?

  • monitoring and collecting gambling bets
  • figuring out game odds
  • announcing the winner and calculating winner’s payments
  • making sure strict casino rules are followed at all times.
  • spinning the roulette game wheel, dealing cards and placing poker chips on the table when needed
  • dressing neatly
  • being aware of customers’ behaviour 

Are you … ?

  • physical fit and healthy?
  • willing to work in a smoke-friendly zone?
  • willing to work long and unusual hours?
  • good at mathematics?
  • neat and tidy?
  • observant?
  • a quick thinker?
  • able to stay calm under pressure? 

How do I become a Croupier or Dealer?

 Most Croupiers get trained on-the-job, however, there are some institutions that will offer Croupier training courses which will help you jump ahead of the rest.


It is always best to choose a Training Provider who is accredited to offer this training. If you are not sure ask CATHSSETA

National Certificate: Gaming Operations

To read about what the certificate includes go here:



Offers a Casino Dealer (Croupier) Skills Programme accredited by THETA (SETA)

Minimum requirements:  Grade 12.  A person with a criminal record may be disqualified.  Be between 18-30 years of age.  Need to pass a pre-training suitability assessment.


Minimum requirements:
Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent
Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Restaurant Host/Hostess or Guest Liaison 

Is becoming a Croupier or Dealer the right career choice for me?

See below for more info.