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Career Details :: Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
Assist in the operation of games such as keno and bingo. Scan winning tickets presented by patrons, calculate amount of winnings and pay patrons. May operate keno and bingo equipment. May start gaming equipment that randomly selects numbers. May announce number selected until total numbers specified for each game are selected. May pick up tickets from players, collect bets, and receive, verify, and record patrons' cash wagers.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
- Conducts gambling table or game, such as dice, roulette, cards, or keno, and ensures that game rules are followed.
- Verifies, computes, and pays out winnings.
- Participates in game for gambling establishment to provide minimum complement of players at table.
- Seats patrons at gaming tables.
- Sells food, beverages, and tobacco to players.
- Prepares collection report for submission to supervisor.
- Exchanges paper currency for playing chips or coin money and collects game fees or wagers.
- Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
- Counter and Rental Clerks
- Food Preparation Workers
- Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
- Parts Salespersons
General Work Activities
- Performing for/Working With Public
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Deal With External Customers
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Provide a Service to Others