State-controlled casino trades

You have certainly noticed that the staff hired by casino establishments are subject to very strict rules and principles in matters of safety, respect, discretion and moral values. All these elements are also part of the essential moral principles that each gaming establishment reserves to instill in its service staff. Did you know, however, that the morality of every staff member who is hired is also subject to very strict state control?

The State monitors, verifies and sanctions

There is a racing and games correspondent at the Ministry of the Interior. It is attached to the SCCJ. (The central service for races and games). In France, there are only 70 people, men and women combined, who exercise this type of profession. With nearly 196 casinos in total throughout France, a correspondent is subject to verify between 2 to 3 casinos. A very great responsibility for these people who play an essential role in the proper functioning of the gaming rooms.

We are going to find out how the recruitment of each team in a casino gambling establishment goes. It is generally done in two stages:

  • In the majority of cases, there are so-called “classic” recruitments: The establishment issues a call for tenders. Applicants send their CVs and cover letter. Everything is organized internally by each establishment.
  •  Then, an in-depth examination of the candidate’s personality takes place through an interview carried out by a State official. The latter is not authorized to play games and checks that the candidate meets the moral principles that may be required in a gaming establishment.

When there is a new job application, the casino manager does not have the right to sign an employment contract with the candidate until the state official has given his consent. It is for this reason that the preselection must be rigorous in order to avoid any waste of time and money.

Casinos are recruiting a lot at the moment, all types of jobs are offered. From a simple croupier to a security manager. All controls pass there. Even the cook or the housekeeper has the right to a thorough check. She is part of the casino service staff and must respect the same rules that any employee who resides within the establishment must absolutely respect.

This gaming errand correspondent, responsible for compliance with the law, is a mobile person and can arrive in a casino day or night to carry out control missions. With or without an appointment, he likes to come across as an unannounced check-up.

He is also responsible for keeping registers, for the proper functioning of slot machines, but also gaming tables. The presence of this official is also compulsory when a casino operator wants to destroy a deck of cards! Everything must be notified and verified!

The casinos in France are very strict, but the security is very present. On all fronts. Internally and externally.…

Electronic English roulette arrives in France

This is news that has just arrived in the ears of all players who are fanatics of English roulette. To those who wish to hear it and to those who love to play. From July 12, 2013, the Barrière casino will open the door to a new style of play.

A slot machine in the form of a traditional English roulette wheel. It will initially be open to the public. In the heart of Brittany, in the region of (34) and, depending on the final results, the project could extend throughout the whole part of France from 2014. It is therefore seven slot machines that will make their entries into one of the casinos in the region of 34.

Minimum bet to play. € 1. The slot machine will be available to the public throughout the summer. The barrier group seeks to bet on innovation, novelty to attract crowds. This very popular game in physical mode will certainly have a major financial impact on this new concept of English roulette.

The principle of the game is simple: “ You bet a sum and then you bet directly on the slot machine. Spin the handle, wait and watch your bet with the result “. Everything will be electronic, it’s true. The advantage of this new game is to allow the player to bet as it is when playing roulette and also to play live on a slot machine. Two functions for the same bet. The Barrier Casino is certain that the system will work. For now, this summer will be a period of observation and testing. The hopes of the casino group are high.

However, in Belgium there is another way to play English roulette electronically. In some Belgian casinos, establishment managers have put forward a system allowing roulette to be played in front of an electronic computer. Much simpler to combat any concern of inefficiency, the casinos have opted for an original procedure. Each player has an electronic home screen managed by a computer system where they can place their bets and get their winnings directly credited on an electronic counter. They are assigned an identification card so that they can collect their winnings at the end. A way of not playing with chips and having a lot of them in your hands. Everything fits on a single electronic card.

It could be that by 2014, the European market will experience a resurgence of these machines. Electronics and new technologies are making a significant breakthrough and will one day take the place of man.

In Brittany, it will therefore be right in the middle of the slot machine room that electronic roulette will make its appearance while respecting the atmosphere and the decorations of the table game rooms.

The goal of Barrières establishments is to hit really hard to ultimately give it a real collective attraction, with the hope of pushing new amateur players to come back.

A well-prepared long-term strategy to attract even more new players.