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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:
  • Collect bets in the form of cash or chips, verifying and recording amounts.
  • Collect cards or tickets from players.
  • Compute and verify amounts won or lost, paying out winnings or referring patrons to workers, such as gaming cashiers, so that winnings can be collected.


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


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions


  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Point of sale POS software
  • Credit card processing software
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office software


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

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
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