Casino Race and Sports Book Ticket Writers

Similar to keno writers, race and sports book ticket writers help process wagers for customers who are betting on the outcomes of horse races and national sporting events.

This includes all major league baseball, football, basketball, and hockey games. Casino customers may also wager on boxing matches and college football and basketball games. Large tote boards keep track of odds and payoff amounts. It’s been reported that the Super Bowl and the NCCA Final Four basketball tournament generate the most wagers, producing more than $100 million in action in recent years. Writers, or “bookies,” should have a good knowledge of sports betting as it relates to handicapping, point spreads, and money lines. Applicants should also possess excellent customer service skills, attention to detail, and a genuine interest in sports. Employees receive an hourly wage usually between $9-$12, plus tips.

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