Gaming Cage Workers

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About the Job

In a gaming establishment, conduct financial transactions for patrons. May reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books. May accept patron's credit application and verify credit references to provide check-cashing authorization or to establish house credit accounts. May sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons, or to other workers for resale to patrons. May convert gaming chips, tokens, or tickets to currency upon patron's request. May use a cash register or computer to record transaction.

It is also Called

  • Paymaster of Purses
  • Mutuel Clerk
  • Gaming Cashier
  • Gaming Cage Worker
  • Gaming Cage Cashier
  • Gambling Cashier
  • Casino Worker
  • Casino Gaming Worker
  • Casino Cashier Manager
  • Casino Cashier
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What They Do

  • Establish new computer accounts.
  • Sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons or to other workers for resale to patrons.
  • Record casino exchange transactions, using cash registers.
  • Provide assistance in the training and orientation of new cashiers.
  • Perform removal and rotation of cash, coin, or chip inventories as necessary.
  • Supply currency, coins, chips, or gaming checks to other departments as needed.
  • Prepare reports, including assignment of company funds or recording of department revenues.
  • Provide customers with information about casino operations.
  • Verify accuracy of reports, such as authorization forms, transaction reconciliations, or exchange summary reports.
  • Determine cash requirements for windows and order all necessary currency, coins, or chips.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CI.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Investigative environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $28,540 with most people making between $21,220 and $38,140

Outlook

0.95%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 420 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 460 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 4 openings due to growth and about 6 replacement openings for approximately 10 total annual openings.



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