Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners Job Description

A Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner assist in the operation of games such as keno and bingo. The Sports Book Writer scans winning tickets presented by patrons, calculates amount of winnings and pays the patrons. They may operate keno and bingo equipment. The Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners starts gaming equipment that randomly selects numbers, announces the numbers selected until total numbers specified for each game are selected. They also pick up tickets from players, collect bets, receive, verify and record patrons’ cash wagers.

Duties:

The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runners compute and verify amounts won and lost, then pay out winnings or refer patrons to workers such as gaming cashiers so that winnings can be collected. The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runners collect bets in the form of cash or chips, verifying and recording amounts. They are also responsible to collect cards or tickets from players. The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runners answer questions about game rules and casino policies. The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runners compare the house hand with players’ hands in order to determine the winner. They are required to check to ensure that all players have placed their bets before play begins. The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runners conduct gambling tables or games, such as dice, roulette, cards, or keno and ensure that game rules are followed. They prepare collection reports for submission to supervisors.

The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner pay off or move bets as established by game rules and procedures. The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner inspect cards and equipment to be used in games to ensure they are in proper condition. They also need 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. The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runners need knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. They also need knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Skills

  • The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner must give 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.
  • The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner using mathematics to solve problems.
  • The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner must have the skill to talk to others to convey information effectively. Often they need to explain to the customers the rules of play or policies of the casino.
  • The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner must have the skill to teach others how to do their jobs, play games, or other important factors in relation to the job.
  • The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner must have the skill to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner must have the skill to select and use training methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner must use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Abilities:

  • The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner needs the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner need the ability to see details at close range that is within just a few feet away from the observer.
  • The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner need the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner need the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • The Gaming and Sports Book Writer and Runner needs the ability to speak clearly so others can understand what they are saying when they are conversing with the public or management.

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