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Bookmaker's Clerk

No Formal Qualifications On The Job Training Minimum Age 18+

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.

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

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

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

Interest Area

Clerical/Administrative Figures/Computational Outdoor

SPECIALISATIONS

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) - records customer bets and telephone betting account details over the phone for horse and dog racing, and other competitive sporting or recreation events.

EDUCATION & TRAINING


No Formal Qualifications On The Job Training Minimum Age 28+

You can work as a bookmaker's clerk without formal qualifications, but employers usually require Year 10. You will probably get some informal training on the job.


Additional Information

    The minimum age for a bookmaker's clerk in NSW is 18. You must also be licensed by Racing NSW for thoroughbred racing, Greyhound Racing NSW for greyhound racing and Harness Racing NSW for harness racing. A current National Police Certificate must also be provided. for further information, contact the relevant authority.

    The minimum age for a bookmaker's clerk in the ACT is 18. In order to work as a bookmaker's clerk in the ACT, a licence must be obtained from the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission under the Race and Sports Bookmaking Act 2001. A current National Police Certificate must also be provided. See www.gamblingandracing.act.gov.au for further information.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Bookmakers' 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, bookmakers' clerks may start their own bookmaking business.

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