Bookmaker's clerks take bets from customers at betting agencies, bookmaker's stands, or over the phone, and assist bookmakers to provide betting services at race meetings.
Duties & Tasks
Bookmakers' clerks may perform the following tasks:
- take bets from customers via phone or over the counter
- 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.
Betting Agency Counter Clerk (Seller)
A betting agency counter clerk (seller) handles customer bets, payments and payouts over the counter for horse and dog racing, and other competitive sporting or recreation events.
Telephone Betting Clerk (Call Centre Operator)
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.
With experience and sufficient capital, bookmakers' clerks may start their own bookmaking business.
- enjoy working with people
- able to work on weekends and evenings
- good with figures
- comfortable working with computers.