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Career Profile: Gambling Cage Workers

In a gambling establishment, conduct financial transactions for patrons. Accept patron's credit application and verify credit references to provide check-cashing authorization or to establish house credit accounts. May reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books. May sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons, or to other workers for resale to patrons. May convert gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to currency upon patron's request. May use a cash register or computer to record transaction.

Salary and Outlook

According to the US Department of Labor, there are 11,300 people employed as gambling cage workers in the United States. The median annual salary is $28,700. Entry level employees earn approximately $21,090 per year and senior employees earn approximately $39,850 per year.

Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.

Job Duties

  • Follow all gaming regulations.
  • Convert gaming checks, coupons, tokens, or coins to currency for gaming patrons.
  • Maintain cage security.
  • Maintain confidentiality of customers' transactions.
  • Count funds and reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books.
  • 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.
  • Establish new computer accounts.
  • Prepare reports, including assignment of company funds or recording of department revenues.
  • Supply currency, coins, chips, or gaming checks to other departments as needed.
  • Perform removal and rotation of cash, coin, or chip inventories as necessary.
  • Provide assistance in the training and orientation of new cashiers.
  • Record casino exchange transactions, using cash registers.
  • Prepare bank deposits, balancing assigned funds as necessary.
  • 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.
  • Provide customers with information about casino operations.

Career List

Job Outlook


Total Current Jobs:
11,300
Annual Openings:
1,500
Increase in Openings by 2030:
20%
Annual Salary Range:
$21,090 - $39,850
Education Requirements:
High school diploma