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Gaming & Sports Book Writers & Runners

Also called: Casino Floor Runner, Casino Runner, Keno Writer / Runner, Racebook Writer

What they do:
Post information enabling patrons to wager on various races and sporting events. Assist in the operation of games such as keno and bingo. May operate random number generating equipment and announce the numbers for patrons. Receive, verify, and record patrons' wagers. Scan and process winning tickets presented by patrons and payout winnings for those wagers.
On the job, you would:
  • Compute and verify amounts won and lost, then pay out winnings or refer patrons to workers such as gaming cashiers so that winnings can be collected.
  • Collect bets in the form of cash or chips, verifying and recording amounts.
  • Collect cards or tickets from players.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability

Technology

Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$22,510
per year, on average
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