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.