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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 65034$15.75/hr$11.67/hr$12.52/hr$15.61/hr$20.01/hr$20.01/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and Hospitality190$12.52/hr
Other Services1,120$12.89/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
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
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$12.63/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$12.37/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$12.14/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$12.36/hr38.1%
Southwest Minnesota 60$12.28/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$12.28/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 70$12.28/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 190$12.94/hr30.6%
Northwest Balance of State 260$11.97/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 270$12.03/hr35.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 650$15.61/hr33.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 780$15.17/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,310$12.68/hr32.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Tellers 5,800$18.84/hr-12.1%
Gambling Dealers 1,120$13.10/hr35.1%
Gambling Cage Workers 350$18.59/hrN/A
First-Line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers 840$25.44/hr20.3%
Office Clerks, General 52,900$19.71/hr-3.3%

  • 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.