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Occupational Employment Statistics


39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners

Post information enabling patrons to wager on various races and sporting events. Assist in the operation of games such as keno and bingo. May operate random number generating equipment and announce the numbers for patrons. Receive, verify, and record patrons' wagers. Scan and process winning tickets presented by patrons and payout winnings for those wagers.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 23070$11.17/hr$10.41/hr$10.42/hr$10.81/hr$11.78/hr$12.48/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and Hospitality260$10.90/hr
Other Services970$11.63/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2018-2028
Southeast Minnesota N/A$13.27/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/A$10.60/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$11.07/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$10.61/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$10.61/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 140$12.30/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 170$11.35/hr5.2%
Northwest Balance of State 200$10.83/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 230$10.81/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 400$12.14/hr8.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 640$11.71/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,230$11.51/hr0.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2018-2028
Tellers 8,250$16.30/hr-10.0%
Gambling Dealers 1,160$11.84/hr0.4%
Gambling Cage Workers N/AN/A-11.5%
First-Line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers 510$18.43/hrN/A
Office Clerks, General 47,400$19.09/hr-3.2%

  • Conduct gambling tables or games, such as dice, roulette, cards, or keno, and ensure that game rules are followed.
  • Exchange paper currency for playing chips or coins.
  • Check to ensure that all players have placed their bets before play begins.
  • Compare the house hand with players' hands to determine the winner.
  • Collect bets in the form of cash or chips, verifying and recording amounts.
  • Pay off or move bets as established by game rules and procedures.
  • Collect cards or tickets from players.
  • Prepare collection reports for submission to supervisors.
  • Take the house percentage from each pot.
  • Inspect cards or equipment to be used in games to ensure they are in proper condition.