Bookmaker's Clerks assist Bookmakers to provide oncourse betting services at race meetings.

Specialisations: Bagman/woman.

You can work as a Bookmaker's Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks

  • Takes bets by debiting credit accounts and bank accounts electronically or physically receiving cash.
  • Records and enters bets electronically and in transaction ledgers.
  • Issues tickets and prepares summaries of transactions.
  • Monitors amounts of money placed on race entrants.
  • Checks details and numbers on winning betting tickets against those in betting ledgers and electronic records, before paying out money on winning tickets.
  • Verifies the identity and account balances of betting agency customers.
  • Answers betting inquiries over the telephone, via email and in person.
  • May work in a call centre.

All Betting Clerks

  • $961 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Bookmaker's Clerks

  • Unavailable Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 17% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 61 years Average age
  • 22% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Bookmaker's Clerks (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 140 in 2011 to 80 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Many Bookmaker's Clerks work in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in the Arts and Recreation Services industry.
  • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (17%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 41 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 61 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (72%).
  • Gender: 22% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

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You can work as a Bookmaker's Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Checks, licences and tickets

You may need:

  • national police check

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Employers look for Betting Clerks who have a high attention to detail, provide good customer service and are reliable.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    51% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. English language

    40% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  4. Sales and marketing

    39% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  5. Economics and accounting

    36% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-3012.00 - Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    94% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Contact with people

    92% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  3. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Physically close to people

    88% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 39-3012.00 - Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners.

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