Gaming Cage Workers
SOC: 43-3041.00

Description:

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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
11,300 employed

Projected (2024):
11,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Cage Cashier
  • Cage Manager
  • Cage Supervisor
  • Cage/Vault Supervisor
  • Cashier and Salesperson
  • Casino Cage Cashier
  • Casino Cashier
  • Casino Cashier Manager
  • Casino Gaming Worker
  • Casino Worker
  • Gambling Cashier
  • Gaming Cage Cashier
  • Gaming Cage Worker
  • Gaming Cashier
  • Mutuel Clerk
  • Paymaster of Purses


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Follow all gaming regulations.
  • Maintain confidentiality of customers' transactions.
  • Count funds and reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books.
  • Convert gaming checks, coupons, tokens, or coins to currency for gaming patrons.
  • Maintain cage security.
  • Determine cash requirements for windows and order all necessary currency, coins, or chips.
  • Verify accuracy of reports, such as authorization forms, transaction reconciliations, or exchange summary reports.
  • Cash checks and process credit card advances for patrons.
  • Sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons or to other workers for resale to patrons.
  • Perform removal and rotation of cash, coin, or chip inventories as necessary.
  • Supply currency, coins, chips, or gaming checks to other departments as needed.
  • Provide assistance in the training and orientation of new cashiers.
  • Provide customers with information about casino operations.
  • Record casino exchange transactions, using cash registers.
  • Prepare bank deposits, balancing assigned funds as necessary.
  • Prepare reports, including assignment of company funds or recording of department revenues.
  • Establish new computer accounts.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 10-key calculators
  • Automatic coin sorters
  • Automatic coin wrappers
  • Cash advance terminals
  • Cash registers
  • Coin sorting setups
  • Credit card processing machines
  • Currency scanners
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Security alarm systems
  • Corel WordPerfect Office Suite
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheet software


  • office and administrative support


    industry stats

    SOC: 43-0000

    Total Employed: 21,846,420

    Average Annual Salary: $36,330