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LYON, FRANCE - MARS 01: The World of casinos is opening up. Gone is the closed circle of slot machines, and no longer are Blackjack and poker tables almost exlusively frequented by men. From now on women can also be part of the action. They are many to animate tables, gather bets and explain the rules.
The world of casinos does not comprise only men. On the contrary. Stéphanie Tarzi is a 25 years young woman and a croupier for two years in a casino of Geneva. After working as a beautician (typically a woman's job) for seven years, she turned towards the world of gambling rooms.
"It's a trip to Las Vegas that inspired me to enter this magic world that I didn't know at all "is explaining this brown-headed girl with unshakable enthusiasm that rapidly adds she is actually "getting a real kick" out of what she is doing. As to know if it was difficult for her to be integrated to this a priori male environment, her answer is straight : "I've never asked myself this kind of question, especially because many girls are part of my team".
Woman in the same way than men, are now part of casino's staff, which confirms Sonia Goulet, her roommate and friend, with specifying that "mentalities changed a lot within the years and that it is not a man's job anymore". For this 22 years old young girl, that works as a croupier in the same gambling room than her friend, the acquaintance with the profession was more direct. Sonia never was in a casino before taking on the decision to become a croupier, she just knew she wanted to work at night. Within two years experience, she could say without any hesitation that she adores her job : "It is so beautiful in the casino !"
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