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Career profile Gaming Cashier

Also known as Cage Cashier, Casino Cage Cashier, Casino Cashier, Gaming Cage Worker, Gaming Cashier, Mutuel Clerk

Gaming Cashier

Also known as Cage Cashier, Casino Cage Cashier, Casino Cashier

Interests Profile
  • Conventional
  • Enterprising
  • Realistic
Pay Range
$21,090 - $39,850 (annual)
Required Skills
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Active Listening
Knowledge Areas
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics
Core tasks
  • Follow all gaming regulations.
  • Convert gaming checks, coupons, tokens, or coins to currency for gaming patrons.
  • Maintain cage security.
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What does a Gaming Cashier do?

Gaming Cashiers in a gambling establishment, conduct financial transactions for patrons.

In addition, Gaming Cashiers

  • 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.

What kind of tasks does a Gaming Cashier perform regularly?

Gaming Cashiers are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:

  • 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.
  • Determine cash requirements for windows and order all necessary currency, coins, or chips.
  • Prepare bank deposits, balancing assigned funds as necessary.
  • Verify accuracy of reports, such as authorization forms, transaction reconciliations, or exchange summary reports.
  • Provide customers with information about casino operations.
  • 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.

The above responsibilities are specific to Gaming Cashiers. More generally, Gaming Cashiers are involved in several broader types of activities:

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Getting Information
Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Working with Computers
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Documenting/Recording Information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

What is a Gaming Cashier salary?

The median salary for a Gaming Cashier is $28,650, and the average salary is $29,700. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Gaming Cashier salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.

Many Gaming Cashiers earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Gaming Cashiers earn less than $21,090 per year, 25% earn less than $24,990, 75% earn less than $33,330, and 90% earn less than $39,850.

Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Gaming Cashiers is expected to change by 19.5%, and there should be roughly 1,500 open positions for Gaming Cashiers every year.

Median annual salary
Typical salary range
$21,090 - $39,850
Projected growth (2020 - 2030)

What personality traits are common among Gaming Cashiers?


Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.

Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Gaming Cashier are usually higher in their Conventional, Enterprising, and Realistic interests.

Gaming Cashiers typically have very strong Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Also, Gaming Cashiers typically have moderate Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

Lastly, Gaming Cashiers typically have moderate Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.


People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.

Compared to most people, those working as a Gaming Cashier tend to value Relationships, Support, and Independence.

Most importantly, Gaming Cashiers moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

Second, Gaming Cashiers moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

Lastly, Gaming Cashiers somewhat value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

Psychological Demands

Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.

In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Gaming Cashiers must consistently demonstrate qualities such as dependability, integrity, and self-control.

Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Gaming Cashiers, ranked by importance:

Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

What education and training do Gaming Cashiers need?

Working as a Gaming Cashier usually requires a high school diploma.

Gaming Cashiers need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.

Educational degrees among Gaming Cashiers

  • 1.2% did not complete high school or secondary school
  • 13.6% completed high school or secondary school
  • 22.4% completed some college coursework
  • 8.0% earned a Associate's degree
  • 36.8% earned a Bachelor's degree
  • 16.5% earned a Master's degree
  • 1.4% earned a doctorate or professional degree

Knowledge and expertise required by Gaming Cashiers

Gaming Cashiers may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, mathematics, or computers and electronics knowledge.

The list below shows several areas in which most Gaming Cashiers might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.

Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.
Law and Government
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Important Abilities needed by Gaming Cashiers

Gaming Cashiers must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.

For example, Gaming Cashiers need abilities such as near vision, oral comprehension, and oral expression in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Gaming Cashiers, ranked by their relative importance.

Near Vision
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Comprehension
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.
Number Facility
The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.

Critical Skills needed by Gaming Cashiers

Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.

Gaming Cashiers frequently use skills like speaking, mathematics, and active listening to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Gaming Cashiers, ranked by their relative importance.

Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Active Listening
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Social Perceptiveness
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Service Orientation
Actively looking for ways to help people.

What is the source of this information?

The information provided on this page is adapted from data and descriptions published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration under the CC BY 4.0 license. TraitLab has modified some information for ease of use and reading, and the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration has not approved, endorsed, or tested these modifications.

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