What is a Croupier ?
A croupier operates and controls the games in a casino. These games are mainly Roulette, Black jack and Poker. The role of a croupier is to ensure that the game you are dealing is running smoothly and professionally. As the croupier, you must follow the rules of the game and conduct yourself in a friendly manner towards your players at the table.
What is a Game Presenter ?
A live dealer works in a live studio casino where the croupier is recorded ‘live’ on video camera. A live dealer radiates positive energy on-screen for the players to see and communicate with. You must be well groomed and act as a professional presenter. You will be recorded ‘live’ on camera so that you can provide your players with a real casino atmosphere. Like a casino dealer, the job as a Live Dealer is to govern the games you deal and explain the rules of the game to your players. Because most live studio casinos have a chat facility, you can also chat to your players.
What is the difference between working in a Land-based Casino and a Live Studio Casino ?
Working in a land-based casino is lively. Players’ expectations of winning can create an exciting atmosphere. You will find the atmosphere of a land-based casino socially energetic. While you are dealing, you are allowed to chat with your players in a professional manner. So, should you enjoy the social contact with others, you will find your time at the tables most rewarding.
Live studio casino
Working in a live studio casino offers a completely different ambiance. To work in a live studio casino is to work in a calmer atmosphere because a live dealer speaks to the players via a camera. However, since there is a chat facility you also have the opportunity to formally communicate with the players.
What is a Live Dealer's job description, duties and responsibilities ?
As a live dealer, you must present yourself in a diligent and professional manner. You will host different players, some of which are VIPs. It is very important that the rules of the casino games are followed. In this way, the players can enjoy their gaming experience. Your duties and responsibilities to build this heightened online gaming experience include:
- Always have a smile on the face and radiate a positive vibe trough the screen.
- Follow house rules and procedures
- Maintain good online video projection throughout the clients online experience
- Accommodate players by acknowledging and responding to their queries
- Smart appearance coupled with a welcoming body posture
- Inspection of equipment and systems
What are the qualities that make a successful OLCA candidate ?
- You must be over 18 years old
- School leaving certificate or any working experience
- Have no criminal record
- Be well groomed and have a smart appearance
- Possess English language skills
- Have good mental arithmetic skills
- Be able to distinguish between differing colours
- Have nimble hand movements
- Have effective inter-personal and communication skills
- Have excellent observation skills
- Have a calm, tactful personality.
How many trainees are there on an OLCA course ?
The number of trainees is limited to 20 trainees per class. This ensures individual attention and that the course is able to move at the right pace.
Are there job opportunities available at casinos in Malta ?
There are currently 4 land-based casinos and 5 live studio casinos in Malta offering live dealer platforms – and the number of casinos keeps growing each year therefore there is a high demand for croupiers and game presenters in Malta.
What is the average salary of a Croupier and Live Dealer ?
The average salary of a croupier and game presenter in Malta ranges from €16,000 to €25,000 a year. Salary is determined by work experience and spoken languages. Also, accredited OLCA courses will enable our students to be positioned on a higher scale meaning higher salary and employment opportunities.