Fun Casinos and Job Satisfaction
As told by June Howley, Business Owner of Aces Fun Casinos.
What is it, after twenty years of working in fun casinos – 16 of those with my own business – keeps me enjoying my work?
As a provider of fun casinos I have been asked to attend thousands of different events at venues ranging from castles to chip shops, stately homes to narrow boats. We’ve worked on farms, in festivals, race courses and tv studios, in people’s kitchens, even their bedrooms when space was at a premium.
We’ve driven to the middle of nowhere, carted our gear across fields and gardens, in through French windows, slithered through blizzards and held our breath driving through flash floods. Why?
Speaking as someone who spent many years in the gaming industry, working in a variety of casinos in the UK and abroad I can say in all honesty that, apart from the excitement of travelling to new countries and all that entails, I find the fun casinos that I do are far more enjoyable.
No one stands to lose their income over the turn of a card or the spin of the wheel.
I am able to engage with my players, tell them a yarn perhaps, teach them a little strategy or just have a bit of banter going alongside the game. How very different from the mostly silent and tense games in the gambling halls of the world, where players show no emotion whatsoever or worse, blaming the croupier for their losses.
Fun Casinos are a light-hearted form of entertainment and really – not just for the player. Most of the croupiers that work in my fun casinos have had many years experience working in the gaming industry. They leave for a variety of reasons but a part of them still miss the GAMES as did I. So, after years of meeting all sorts of different people, driving to different places, celebrating different occasions– birthdays, anniversaries, fund raisers, corporate entertainment, weddings – helping to make an event the best it can be and seeing the enjoyment on people’s faces – that’s what gives me job satisfaction. That’s what keeps me doing what I do and enjoying it while I’m doing it.