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Career Profile: Gambling Change Persons and Booth Cashiers

Exchange coins, tokens, and chips for patrons' money. May issue payoffs and obtain customer's signature on receipt. May operate a booth in the slot machine area and furnish change persons with money bank at the start of the shift, or count and audit money in drawers.

Salary and Outlook

According to the US Department of Labor, there are 14,700 people employed as gambling change persons and booth cashiers in the United States. The median annual salary is $27,100. Entry level employees earn approximately $19,710 per year and senior employees earn approximately $40,160 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

  • Accept credit applications and verify credit references to provide check-cashing authorization or to establish house credit accounts.
  • Furnish change persons with a money bank at the start of each shift.
  • Listen for jackpot alarm bells and issue payoffs to winners.
  • Sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons, or to other workers for resale to patrons.
  • Calculate the value of chips won or lost by players.
  • Work in and monitor an assigned area on the casino floor where slot machines are located.
  • Perform minor repairs on slot machines, such as clearing coin jams.
  • Clean casino areas.
  • Keep accurate records of monetary exchanges, authorization forms, and transaction reconciliations.
  • Exchange money, credit, tickets, or casino chips and make change for customers.
  • Count money and audit money drawers.
  • Check identifications to verify age of players.
  • Maintain cage security according to rules.
  • Reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books.
  • Obtain customers' signatures on receipts when winnings exceed the amount held in a slot machine.

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Job Outlook

Total Current Jobs:
Annual Openings:
Increase in Openings by 2030:
Annual Salary Range:
$19,710 - $40,160
Education Requirements:
Some high school