CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Gaming
Benchmark Title: Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. Compute and verify amounts won and lost, then pay out winnings or refer patrons to workers such as gaming cashiers so that winnings can be collected.
 
Collect bets in the form of cash or chips, verifying and recording amounts.
 
Collect cards or tickets from players.
 
Answer questions about game rules and casino policies.
 
Compare the house hand with players' hands in order to determine the winner.
 
Check to ensure that all players have placed their bets before play begins.
 
Conduct gambling tables or games, such as dice, roulette, cards, or keno, and ensure that game rules are followed.
 
Prepare collection reports for submission to supervisors.
 
Pay off or move bets as established by game rules and procedures.
 
Inspect cards and equipment to be used in games to ensure they are in proper condition.
 
Exchange paper currency for playing chips or coins.
 
Open and close cash floats and game tables.
 
Start gaming equipment that randomly selects numbered balls, and announce winning numbers and colors.
 
Record the number of tickets cashed and the amount paid out after each race or event.
 
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.
 
Supervise staff and games, and mediate disputes.
 
Push dice to shooters and retrieve thrown dice.
 
Deliver tickets, cards, and money to bingo callers.
 
Participate in games for gambling establishments in order to provide the minimum complement of players at a table.
 
Take the house percentage from each pot.
 
Sell food, beverages, and tobacco to players.
 
Seat patrons at gaming tables.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Gaming
Benchmark Title: Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Gaming
Benchmark Title: Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Gaming
Benchmark Title: Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Gaming
Benchmark Title: Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Gaming
Benchmark Title: Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Bet Taker
Betting Clerk
Bingo Caller
Bingo Clerk
Blackjack Dealer
Bookie
Bookmaker
Cardroom Attendant
Cashier
Casino Attendant
Casino Floor Runner
Casino Gaming Worker
Casino Worker
Dealer
Floor Runner
Keno Runner
Keno Supervisor
Keno Writer
Keno Writer / Runner
Mutuel Cashier
Mutuel Machine Operator
Pari Mutuel Clerk
Pari Mutuel Ticket Cashier
Pari Mutuel Ticket Seller
Race Board Attendant
Race Book Writer
Race and Sports Book Writer
Runner
Sheet Writer
Slot Host
Sports Book Board Attendant
Sports Book Writer
Sportsbook Ticket Writer
Video Gaming Casino Attendant
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Gaming
Benchmark Title: Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners
 
 
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