Award in Land-Based Casino Croupier: Mini-Punto Banco

Award in Land-Based Casino Croupier: Mini-Punto Banco

The Land-based Casino Croupier– Mini-Punto Banco will enable the learner to control and run the mini-punto banco game in a real casino environment. The student will control the proper pace of the game, collect and pay bets for customers, open and close tables at the end of a game and inspect casino equipment to be used in games to make sure that they are in proper working condition. Once completing the Land-based Casino Croupier– Mini-Punto Banco the learner will carry out croupier duties on the mini-punto banco table with a land-based casino.

Accreditation and MQF Level 

The Award in Introduction to Casinos and iGaming is a Higher Education programme which consists of 6 ECTS and is accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority at level 5 of the Malta and European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.  

Dates of Next Intake

Applications are open and you may apply here.

Entry Requirements

Any work experience is accepted All students must be over 18 years of age. There should be no physical disabilities that preclude the student from carrying out their duties, e.g. arthritis of the fingers or hands, a finger cut off or deformed fingers. We will take into consideration the Malta – Equal Opportunities (Persons with Disability) Act during the admission process.


The duration of this course is 150 hours.

Maximum Number of Participants

Places for this course are limited to 30 delegates on first come first serve basis


Online Live Casino Academy, Bordino Street, Bugibba, St. Paul’s Bay, Malta SPB 2743


Lessons will be delivered in English.

Target Audience

  • People who are interested to work as a croupier in a land-based casino or live-studio casino;
  • People who would like to advance/change direction in their casino career;
  • People who are interested to start a new career within the gaming industry.

Total Learning Hours

The Diploma in Land-based Casino Croupier– Mini-Punto Banco consists of 150 total learning hours.

Contact Hours: 30 Hours

Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 30 Hours

Self-Study Hours: 88 Hours

Assessment Hours: 2 Hours

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Procedures

The mode of teaching consists of practical sessions and lectures. The mode of assessment consists of practical one to one assessments and written examinations.

p) Practical one to one assessment sessions on the mini-punto banco casino game; q) Written test: Fill in the correct answer (25 questions) The final mark is made up of 90% practical one to one assesment exam and 10% theoretic exam. Practical tests will automatically include large amount of theoretical knowledge. Final practical assessment will be performed in the form of mock interview/table test as the ones which prospect croupiers will be expected to attend when applying for casino job.

Learning Outcomes | Competences

  • Operate and control the proper pace of the mini-punto banco casino game;
  • Observe, collect and pay bets for casino customers;
  • Maintain high casino standards;
  • Provide a pleasant gaming experience to the casino clients;
  • Demonstrate the casino procedures to open and close tables at the end of a game;
  • Analyze and evaluate the mini-punto banco casino game that it is dealt smoothly and professionally according to the rules and casino procedures;
  • Encourage and build mutual trust, respect and cooperation among casino staff;
  • Plan work and carry out casino tasks on mini-punto banco without detailed instructions;
  • Produce accurate, professional croupier work;
  • Adapts well to changing casino procedures, priorities, deadlines and directions;
  • Notifies supervisor of problems in a timely manner;
  • Analyzes current casino game procedures for possible improvements.
  • Reports game irregularities in a detailed manner for management to solve any raised incidents
  • Communicates effectively with the management to pass on recommendations and innovative ideas in the field of work using creativity
  • Evaluates own learning and strives to learn new casino games.

Learning Outcomes | Knowledge

  • Show an understanding of how to operate and control mini-punto banco by following the rules and procedures of a land based casino;
  • Identify payouts of the mini-punto banco casino game;
  • The student identifies that the mini-punto banco game is running smoothly and professionally;
  • Define the rules and procedures of the casino games;
  • Be proficient in the understanding of working in a casino;
  • Show the understanding of the relationship between the croupier and inspector.
  • Understands advanced procedure text books and researches practical solutions to abstract problems.

Learning Outcomes | Skills

  • Perform general duties of a croupier on a mini-punto banco table;
  • Utilize mental arithmetic and quick reckoning summations whilst dealing mini-punto banco;
  • Explain the rules of mini-punto banco to the customers and colleagues;
  • Integrates learning from various casino games/casino procedures;
  • Completes casino tasks on time and with care;
  • Follows routines and instructions without supervision;
  • Welcomes new casino tasks and seeks new opportunities for learning new casino games;
  • Investigates and obtains casino gaming information independently;
  • Selects appropriate research procedures and uses them effectively.
  • Deal at a fast pace and efficient manner to demonstrate a high turnover of game rounds;