What Is a Croupier’s Stick Called?

The long wooden tool a croupier uses to move chips and dice around on large table games is generally referred to as a stick or rake. This is used primarily for games that include roulette and craps.

A croupier is typically any casino attendant who takes and pays out money or chips in addition to conducting table games. In contrast, a dealer is a casino attendant who conducts card games. The dealer still handles money and chips, but he does not use a stick; all the chips are within easy reach. The U.S. Bureau of Labor posted in 2012 that dealers and croupiers earn roughly $22,000 per year, and much of it dependent on customer tips.