Bookmaker's Clerk

Summary

Bookmaker's clerks take bets from customers at betting agencies or bookmakers' stands, or over the phone, and assist bookmakers to provide betting services at race meetings.

Duties & Tasks

Bookmakers' clerks may perform the following tasks:

  • take bets from customers over the phone or in person
  • receive cash or record bets electronically
  • check on the amounts of money placed on race entrants, update the betting ledger and advise bookmakers
  • check details and numbers on winning betting tickets against those in the betting ledger, and pay money on winning tickets.

Specialisations

Betting Agency Counter Clerk (Seller)

A betting agency counter clerk (seller) handles customer bets, payments and payouts in person for horse and dog racing, and other competitive sporting or recreation events.

Telephone Betting Clerk (Call Centre Operator)

A telephone betting clerk (call centre operator) records customer bets and telephone betting account details over the phone for horse and dog racing, and other competitive sporting or recreation events.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy working with people
  • able to work weekends and evenings
  • good with figures
  • comfortable working with computers.

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