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.
You can work as a bookmakerâ€™s clerk without formal qualifications, but employers usually require Year 10. You will probably get some informal training on the job.
Bookmakersâ€™ clerks may perform the following tasks:
Bookmakersâ€™ clerks may work for any licensed bookmaker in their state or territory at racing, trotting or greyhound associations. Positions are mostly casual and turnover is quite high. With experience and sufficient capital, bookmakersâ€™ clerks may start their own bookmaking business.
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.
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.