Bookmaker's Clerk

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

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    Overview

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

    Day-to-day

    • 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.

    To become a Bookmaker's Clerk

    • You can work as a Bookmaker's Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as accounting.