Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners

General Information

Description

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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit86.90%
  2. Self-employed4.66%
  3. State and local government4.05%
  4. Private, not for profit3.39%
  5. Federal government0.98%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Gambling Industries
  • Spectator Sports
  • Traveler Accommodation

Job Outlook

Employment of gaming services workers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Employment will be driven by the increasing popularity of gambling establishments. Additional states currently without commercial gaming establishments may allow new casinos to be built over the next decade in an effort to bring in more tax revenue. However, the risk of oversaturation may force some states to scale back their plans to build new casinos. As more states approve expansions in the number of gaming establishments, the competition for customers will increase. Those establishments that fail to keep or attract customers may close, thereby negating some of the jobs created from new casinos. Furthermore, the increase of online gambling may draw some customers away from traditional brick-and-mortar casinos.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$29,140

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$41,850
$18,740
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 87%
  • Some college 6%
  • Associate's degree 2%
  • Less than high school 1%
  • Post-secondary certificate 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Economics and Accounting

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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