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Betting Clerk

Betting Clerks place bets from customers either over the phone or in person at betting agencies and bookmakers stands.

Duties and tasks

  • Balance accounts at the end of the day
  • Collect cash money or debit accounts electronically
  • Enter bets electronically and maintain accurate records
  • Observe the amounts of money placed on entrants and keep the betting ledgers up to date
  • Pay out money to winners
  • Receive and place bets for customers either in person or over the phone
  • Thoroughly check the details of winning tickets and the identities of betting agency customers

Skills required

  • Ability to Make Quick Calculations
  • Capacity to Understand Betting Regulations
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Good Computer Skills
  • Some Knowledge of, and Interest in Sporting Events
  • Strong Communication and Customer Service

Working conditions

Betting Clerks generally work indoors taking bets at agencies or over the phone. They are often required to work evenings and weekends.

Professional associations / Industry information

NSW Bookmakers Cooperative Ltd Victorian Bookmakers Association
http://www.vicbookmakers.com.au/

Racing Queensland 
http://www.racingqueensland.com.au/

Related jobs and job titles

  • Betting Agency Counter Clerk
  • Bookmakers Clerk
  • Gaming Worker
  • Telephone Betting Clerk