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Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners - 39-3012.00

O*NET-SOC 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 pay out winnings for those wagers.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Bingo Clerk
  • Casino Attendant
  • Casino Floor Runner
  • Casino Runner
  • Floor Runner
  • Keno Attendant
  • Keno Writer
  • Race and Sports Book Writer
  • Racebook Writer

SOC Occupation Groups

39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations
39-3000 Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers
39-3010 Gambling Services Workers
39-3012.00 Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners

Related Occupations


  • Answer questions about game rules or casino policies.
  • Check to ensure that all players have placed their bets before play begins.
  • Collect bets in the form of cash or chips, verifying and recording amounts.
  • Collect cards or tickets from players.
  • Compare the house hand with players' hands to determine the winner.
  • 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.
  • Conduct gambling tables or games, such as dice, roulette, cards, or keno, and ensure that game rules are followed.
  • Deliver tickets, cards, and money to bingo callers.
  • Exchange paper currency for playing chips or coins.
  • Inspect cards or equipment to be used in games to ensure they are in proper condition.
  • Open or close cash floats or game tables.
  • Operate games in which players bet that a ball will come to rest in a particular slot on a rotating wheel, performing actions such as spinning the wheel and releasing the ball.
  • Participate in games for gambling establishments to provide the minimum complement of players at a table.
  • Pay off or move bets as established by game rules and procedures.
  • Prepare collection reports for submission to supervisors.
  • Push dice to shooters and retrieve thrown dice.
  • Record the number of tickets cashed and the amount paid out after each race or event.
  • Seat patrons at gaming tables.
  • Sell food, beverages, or tobacco to players.
  • Start gaming equipment that randomly selects numbered balls and announce winning numbers and colors.
  • Supervise staff and games and mediate disputes.
  • Take the house percentage from each pot.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Compute gaming wins and losses.
  • Conduct amusement or gaming activities.
  • Conduct gaming transactions.
  • Deliver items.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Mediate disputes.
  • Operate gaming equipment.
  • Prepare operational reports or records.
  • Respond to customer inquiries.
  • Sell products or services.
  • Supervise service workers.
  • Usher patrons to seats or exits.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Services Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Services Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Cardroom Attendant I
  • Keno Writer